Raunchy Comedy Struggles To Screen
Add Jan. 26-NY Post review says of Movie 43 that "being waterboardered might be more fun"/link below
By Robert Marich
Jan. 20 2013—A big article in the New York Post gives unusually large play to gross-out comedy Movie 43 that it portrays as a hard-sell, R-rated movie that travelled a tortured path to the silver screen.
The raunchy comedy film, which cost $6 million to make and will premiere Jan. 25, is from Peter Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary). Movie 43 strings together sketch comedy starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Banks and Terrence Howard. Some of the skit scenes are four years old.
“So why is Movie 43 getting dumped — quickly and quietly — in theaters this Friday?” asks the New York Post article by Maureen Callahan. “None of the stars has promoted the film on talk shows or in magazines — which only generates more curiosity about what may the weirdest theatrical release ever.” The New York Post article covers nearly two pages in the news section, which is a publicity coup because it will pique audience interest. The Post has a paid circulation of about 555,000--both print and digital.
Farrelly believes the audience will find the film, even if critics trash it. The distributor is Relativity Media.
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