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Review: Movie 43

By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 30, 2013
0.5 0.5 Stars

As this omnibus film from producer Peter Farrelly (The Three Stooges) begins, your immediate reaction might be "this film looks like shit" (at least, that's the first thing I scribbled in my notepad, citing the camcorder-grade images captured by four cinematographers) — and that's before the third of 15 segments finds Anna Faris asking Chris Pratt to "poop on me." Don't subject yourself to this crap, which is credited to nine writers and 12 directors, among them Farrelly, Steven Brill (the auteur behind Adam Sandler's Little Nicky), Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), and (sigh) Brett Ratner. The framing segment has Greg Kinnear playing a movie producer hearing pitches from Dennis Quaid, appearing as a gun-wielding screenwriter, who begins with his idea about "a smart career woman played by Kate Winslet" going on a blind date with a man played by Hugh Jackman . . . who has a scrotum hanging from his neck. Did Farrelly hold these A-listers at gunpoint as well?

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