Movie 43 Review

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A huge ensemble comedy made up of a series of linked vignettes.


Remember those multi-sketch comedies like Kentucky Fried Movie, The Groove Tube and Amazon Women on the Moon? Here’s a version for the YouTube generation: kids search the net for a legendarily dangerous clip and stumble over a bunch of gross-out skits starring (and wasting) the likes of Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Halle Berry, Stephan Merchant, Uma Thurman and Elizabeth Banks.

Though brief, many of these one-joke/no punchline minimovies drag on and on (the Hugh Jackman/neck testicles effort seems endless). Occasional moments suggest half an idea (the Chloe Grace Moretz menarche segment makes a fair point) or raise a semi-titter but are dragged down by simply insulting, hectoring nonsense like an Anna Faris coprophilia routine.

Just no.