Let’s see what the silver screen has in store for us today in another installment of Cinematic Adventures. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at something that made me pull my hair out and scream obscenities at the tv at the same time. The film that I am referring is probably the worst example of comedy related cinema that I have ever seen, Movie 43.
Charlie Wessler(Dennis Quaid) is a struggling screenwriter looking to sell one of his movie scripts to anybody who will take it. In a lucky turn of events, film executive Griffin Schrader (Greg Kinnear) agrees to listen to what Charlie has to offer. After hearing a few of the pitches however, Griffin realizes how bad these ideas are and refuses to take part in the project altogether. Not knowing what else to do, Charlie pulls a gun out on griffin and forces him to listen to the rest of his story, or else, well, I think you get the picture here.
What ensues after this is a series of scenes, each one more grotesque than the next, showcasing what strange ideas this man has going on in his head. Everything from a woman asking to be defecated on, to a guy with testicles on his chin, to a obviously racist basketball coach who is obsessed with winning a game against white people, is explored here. Eventually, the studio buys the film, and Schrader goes off on a tangent by trying to kill his boss. After this happens, we find out that all of the events that occurred between these two was just extra material for the film, and learn absolutely no moral lesson in the process.
Let’s take some time now to go over why this movie was terrible. First of all, each skit was not very funny at all, mainly because most of the jokes were full of toilet humor and nothing else. Second, there was no overall connection to the scenes whatsoever, making it very difficult for you to care about what’s going on. Finally, having a cast full of some of my favorite actors doing some of the dumbest things I have ever seen was so disappointing that it almost made me want to stop watching any of their future films, just for the sake of avoiding any other possible disasters.
Movie 43 is pure garbage, don’t watch it, and if you see somebody else with a copy of it in their hand, take it from them, drop it on the ground, and proceed to stomp on the disc until there’s nothing left. Believe me, they will thank you for this kind act in the long run.
That concludes my thoughts on Movie 43. If there are any other movies you would like to talk about, please let us know about them in the comments below.
Still not convinced as to how bad this movie is, well, maybe this trailer will seal the deal.