Movie 43

sabrelady
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Movie 43
Posted: 1/26/13 at 04:03pm
Has Hugh pulled a "Norbit"?
a new level of tastless?
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willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Movie 43
Posted: 1/26/13 at 05:17pm
It looks so terrible. And none of the stars are even trying to promote it, which tells me they are embarrassed about it as well. I read some articles recently about how various stars steered clear of it and such. I also work at a movie theatre and we had some people walk out of it last night.
GoshGeeGolly
Chorus Member
joined:1/5/12
Movie 43
Posted: 1/26/13 at 06:29pm
There were 2 versions. I only know of one in the US and another in Europe. Not sure what the rest of the world saw.
It was a Farrelly Brothers movie. So if you like The Book of Mormon type stuff you can deal with this.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Movie 43
Posted: 1/26/13 at 06:36pm
Reviewer in the Post says it is the worst movie he ever saw.He gives it a minus 4 stars.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
strummergirl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/8/09
Movie 43
Posted: 1/26/13 at 06:53pm
Reviews by Nathan Rabin and David Edelstein cannot even view this as a so-bad-it's-good film but rather so bad that the-actors-had-to-be-blackmailed-to-do-this sort of film.
SporkGoddess
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Movie 43
Posted: 1/27/13 at 01:06am
I know four people who've seen it already and they did not have good things to say.

Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
Updated On: 1/27/13 at 01:06 AM
DEClarke
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/06
Movie 43
Posted: 1/27/13 at 02:18am
It looks like a new "Kentucky Fried Movie." It's one that will be panned and hated, but 30 years from now will be a great background noise party movie.
canmark
Broadway Legend
joined:3/14/07
Movie 43
Posted: 1/27/13 at 05:04pm
Roger Ebert gives it 0 stars and says ""Movie 43" is the "Citizen Kane" of awful."

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130123%2FREVIEWS%2F130129973

Estimates say it will gross $5 million this weekend.
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Movie 43
Posted: 1/27/13 at 05:07pm
In case you were wondering, here's some of what we're missing by not seeing this film.

I REALLY have to wonder how these actors were coerced into this.
30 Brain-Bleaching Moments From “Movie 43” That You Can Never Unsee
sabrelady
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Movie 43
Posted: 1/27/13 at 06:55pm
"Everything seemed perfectly aligned for Eddie Murphy to win a Best Supporting Actor Oscar – he'd already won a Golden Globe for it, James Brown died a few months ago meaning that he'd probably pick up a lot of tribute votes – but instead the Oscar went to Alan Arkin from Little Miss Sunshine.

All the other Oscar favourites like Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker and Martin Scorsese won awards on Sunday night, but not Eddie Murphy – who may have lost out thanks to the incredibly badly-timed release of his 'Eddie Murphy in a fatsuit as a lady' comedy Norbit'."

I realize Hugh was never odds on fav like Murphy (DDL has that honour) but given DDL has 2 Oscars and Hugh is so frickin likable, it wasn't beyond the realm of possibilities. Given how bad this film is ( pubes in his soup?) weeks b4 the final voting gotta think his chances have dipped.

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Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
Movie 43
Posted: 1/27/13 at 08:55pm
Well, at least it's not a star vehicle for him. It's a series of sketches, he's just in one of them, and there are a bunch of other stars - including Naomi Watts, who also has Oscar concerns - in there too.

Not that I rate his chances of winning very highly in the first place. But this isn't quite as potentially ruinous as the Eddie Murphy situation was.

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