“Movie 43” is a film that has confused me ever since I heard of it. A group of talented, award-winning or award-nominated stars–some of whom are fresh off their big Oscar-nominated films like “Les Miserables”–acting in this absurd film by Peter Farrelly of the Farrelly brothers. Conventional wisdom might lead you to believe that a Farrelly comedy would be a sure bet and the star-studded cast would bring in audiences like films such as “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” had. However, the entire movie seems to have alienated and angered audiences and critics alike.
Mania.com felt that the film was, of course, a true test of patience and endurance for one audience to handle, but there could be the potential for it to not fizzle out as quickly as people expect (or want). Other critics had even worse to say about the film. You can check out Rotten Tomatoes to find out just how much critics hated the film, but I think the horrific 5 percent from the critics and 43 percent from the audience says it all. As Richard Roeper said in his review, “Movie 43” is the “Citizen Kane” of awful.
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