MOVIE 43 | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 0s

Release date 25/01/2013

Ratings Info 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.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info 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, finding a series of comic sketches, each of which has been created by a different director.


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. 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.


Strong language (eg 'f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker') occurs as well as uses of very strong language ('c**t'), both of which occur in a comic context. There is also some racist and discriminatory remarks, and milder bad language.

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


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