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MOVIE 43

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MOVIE 43

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 0s

Release date 25/01/2013

BBFCInsight Contains frequent strong sex references and very strong language

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Elizabeth Banks,Steven Brill,Steve Carr,Rusty Cundieff,James Duffy,Griffin Dunne,Peter Farrelly,Patrik Forsberg,James Gunn,Bob Odenkirk,Brett Ratner,Jonathan van Tulleken

Cast includes Emma Stone, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Banks, Hugh Jackman, Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Anna Faris, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Seann William Scott, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MOVIE 43 is a US comedy in which three teenage boys search the internet for a supposedly 'banned' film entitled MOVIE 43. What they find is a series of comic sketches, each of which has been created by a different director. The film is rated 15 for frequent strong sex references and very strong language.

There are frequent strong sex references throughout the film, both visual and verbal. One extended sketch features a woman who wants her partner to defecate on her in order to demonstrate his love for her. Her request is not realised, although the concept is frequently discussed. The overall effect is one of 'gross out' comedy rather than eroticism. At points in the film, there is sight of pornography being viewed, including some breast and buttock nudity. However, no strong detail is shown. Elsewhere there are scenes involving clearly prosthetic breasts and male genitals. There are strong verbal references to sexual acts, including oral sex, masturbation and ejaculation. The references are frequently crude, but comic in nature. There are also undetailed verbal references to incest and paedophilia.

There is some comic sight of violence and blood, including during a sketch in which two men are shot and beaten up by Leprechauns.

Strong language (eg 'f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker') occurs throughout. There are also a couple of uses of very strong language ('c**t'), both of which occur in a comic context. MOVIE 43 also features some racist and discriminatory remarks, also in a comic or satirical context.

The teenage characters in the film are seen smoking and there are some scenes of dangerous behaviour (eg a dart board being thrown at a person's face and a cartoon cat drinking mercury from a thermometer).

No-one younger than 15 may see an 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 15 may rent or buy an 15 rated video or DVD.

Details

Distributor(s)
Momentum Theatrical
Classified date(s)
11/01/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 0s
Approved footage
8100+0
BBFC reference
BFF295942
Registration number
CFJ27933

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