A short film anthology with multiple directors
tackling an interconnected story about a group of teens on the Internet
in search of the most banned movie ever, Movie 43 features a
who’s who cast that dares to taunt their own
reputations as celebrated performers in order to push the boundaries for
a good cheap (and dirty) laugh.
This is not the sentimental romanticism of the two lead actors' 'Titanic.' In fact, it is much harder-edged and much less compassionate than its director Sam Mendes' previous 'American Beauty,' which mixed humor and a hallucinatory dreaminess into its similar tragic theme. Grade: B.