Chloe Moretz heads one of the biggest ensemble casts in the history of film as the star of ‘Movie 43’.
The film is a is made up of 12 intertwining short films following a bunch of kids as they plunge the depths of the internet looking for the most banned film on the Internet. Directed by Peter Farrelly of ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’ fame it is sure to provide its fair share of ‘jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining’ story lines.
A film for the times we live in then, a film about the Internet and how we are divided and connected through the bizarre stuff we find there. Fail compilations, kittens and singing dogs bring us together better than any peace initiatives. Nations divide us, the Internet unites us. Our kids’ brains are over-stimulated and media saturated, but that’s just the way it’s going to be from now on. ‘Movie 43’ is a stab at making a fractured narrative out of the Tower of Babel that is the Internet in a way that reflects the time we live in.
Not surprising that it’s a shock-comedy film to attempt this ambitious project. Shock and comedy are the two most valuable currencies on the Internet. The fractured nature of the film and its huge cast made the film difficult to work on and was shot over two years depending on the availability of the stars and the directors – a producer’s nightmare.
Farrelly told Entertainment Weekly that the film was ‘made over four years, and they just had to wait a year or two years for different actors. They would shoot for a week and then shut down for several months, same thing with the directors. It was the kind of movie you could come back to.’ The film has 12 directors and writers attached to it each one writing and directing. The cast is enormous and features Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Banks and Terrence Howard.
Initial critics’ reaction have not been good with the New York Post claiming that “’Movie 43 is the ungodly gross-out epic that Hollywood’s A-list wants to forget’. That could well be the kudos it need to make it a smash hit with college kids and stoners everywhere. A possible cult hit in the making?
None of the stars have invested any time in promoting it which only serves to highten our curiosity. But at the premier, the lovely Chloe Moretz was rolled out for the cameras and wore Dolce&Gabbana. While the film is likely to gross out the general public, Chloe’s beaming face serves to wrong foot the films prejudged detractors.