Movie 43

Synopsis: Ineffectual, 'has-been' film-maker (Dennis Quaid) swindles his way into an interview with a film executive (Greg Kinnear) in order to pitch an outrageous and controversial comedy manuscript. After pitching the first of his thirteen offbeat fables, the dejected artist forces the rest of his disjointed allegory on the executive at gunpoint. He tells stories of a woman on a blind date with a man who has testicles growing from his neck, in another a smitten woman offers her neck to her boyfriend to 'poop' on -as a sign of commitment and love. In yet another two parents take home-schooling to a whole new level of indecency, striving to give their isolated teenage son all the 'regular' torment and humiliation of puberty by bullying, peer-pressuring and even seducing him themselves. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film.
Production: Relativity Media
  4 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

I mean, look. It's all oak.

Isn't that something?

It's gorgeous.

Oh, wow, Jake. What's this?

Well, Mr. H, this is a vichyssoise,

courtesy of Chef Billy.

Now, he heard that you guys were

coming in tonight, so he's put together

a special four-course meal for you.

Lobster OK tonight?

That's OK with me if it's OK with you.

Unless you want to check out the menu.

Beth? Unless you want to check out

the menu, or?

No, that sounds lovely.

- Terrific.

- Please thank the chef.

Thank you. Bon apptit.

- Mm!

- Oh, you've... got something on your...

Something on my neck?

Leave it to me to embarrass myself

on a first date. Oh.

- Here...

- There? There? I got it?

A bit more on the left...

ball, one...

...left side of... dribbly bit.

Thanks. I mean, no biggie.

Trust me, I've been through worse.

I mean, as a kid

I used to get made fun of all the time.

Was it... because of your?

My stutter.

I used to have a really bad stutter.

I actually took, probably, nine years

of speech therapy to get rid of it.

- Hm.

- Hm...

- Mm...

- (GAGS)

So was there anything else

they may have made fun of?


- No, I don't know...

- Anything at all?

Oh, yes, some kids used to talk

a little smack about my neck.

Oh, thank God!

I thought I was going crazy.


I mean...

Not a big deal... at all.

It's just, um...

What is the story there?

Oh. Uh...

When I was six, I fell off my bike

and I landed on the sprinkler head,

and they had to

stitch me up at the hospital.

See, it's just a scar.

Right? I mean, kids can be mean.

They used to call me Frankenstein.

(MOANING) He's alive. He's alive!



Well, I don't care.

Kid's make fun of everything, right?

Is it just me or did it suddenly

get a little chilly in here?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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