Movie 43 follows three typical teenagers who go on a quest to find the most infamous and banned video on the Internet. What follows is a series of comedy shorts, each with a different director (including Peter Farrelly) and a truly star-studded cast.
In the first, Kate Winslet goes on a blind date with Hugh Jackman. It is soon revealed that Jackman has a large pair of testicles dangling freely from his neck. Yes, testicles. This early scene sets the mood for the film, and serves to gauge whether you'll enjoy the gross-out humour or be offended by it.
Highlights include Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts as home school parents wanting to give their son an authentic experience, Anna Faris making a special request to her soul mate, Emma Stone being served at a grocery store by her ex-boyfriend Kieran Culkin, and superhero speed dating with Batman (Jason Sudeikis) and Robin (Justin Long).
Also appearing the sketches and fake adverts are the likes of Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Seann William Scott, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Grace Moretz.
It's immature, offensive, completely mad and proud of it. By no means a "good" film in the traditional sense, Movie 43 may well be a guilty pleasure. Working hard to surprise and shock, it's a feat in itself that this caliber of cast signed up.
Despite its intentional badness, this review must end with a confession: I found Movie 43 to be laugh-out-loud funny (even on my second viewing). It may not be for everyone, but if you've ever wondered what a live-action South Park could be like, look no further!
Special features include an extra scene and trailer.