Richard Gere won't watch Movie 43

Richard Gere says he only agreed to star in critically-panned film 'Movie 43' as a favour to his wife and he has no intention of ever watching it

comments
Richard Gere

Richard Gere

Richard Gere never wants to watch 'Movie 43'.

The 'Arbitrage' actor starred in Peter Farrelly's critically-panned film - which features an A-list cast including Kate Winslet, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman - and claims he only took part in the sketch about a company boss whose new product is the life-size nude 'iBabe' as a favour to his wife.

Quizzed about his thoughts on 'Movie 43', Richard replied: "Other than apparently it's a piece of s**? Nothing. I haven't seen it. The guy who put it together [producer Charles Wessler] is the godfather of my stepdaughter, a close friend of my wife. He said, please would you spend half a day on the movie?

"He showed me the skit and it was quite an innocuous thing, so I did it. I haven't even thought about it since, to tell you the truth. Never will see it."

The actor's scathing comment comes after critics universally slammed the film, with the Chicago Sun-Times branding it the " 'Citizen Kane' of awful".

Richard has ironically been picky about his roles in recent years and insists he has got to the point in his career where he won't waste his time anymore unless the script is outstanding.

He added in an interview with The Guardian newspaper: "They don't send me stuff now unless the script is good because I don't want them to waste my time. There's not that much space left in my brain so I don't want to put any more in there if it's not of value."

Movie 43

  • 1 star
  • 2013
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Patrik Forsberg, Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner
  • Written by: Rocky Russo, Jeremy Sosenko, Patrik Forsberg, Will Carlough, James Gunn
  • Cast: Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet
  • UK release: 1 February 2013

Star-studded but puerile anthology of inept sketches, tenuously roped together by the mirthless antics of three teenage boys searching online for the most controversial movie ever. Talents (Jackman, Winslet, Warburton, Moretz) are squandered; gags are absent. If this is the future of film-making, we're doomed.

Comments

Post a comment