Watch One of the 'Movie 43' Sketches in FullMike Sampson |
You would think that a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Sudeikis, Seth MacFarlane, Richard Gere, Josh Duhamel, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris wouldn't have a hard time finding an audience. But things haven't been easy for 'Movie 43,' the sketch comedy movie that started filming back in 2010. Despite the all-star cast, the movie won't have any preview screenings before it opens in theaters on Friday. But to help convince you that this might be a funny movie, they've released on of the 'Movie 43' sketches online in full and you can watch it right now.
This 'Movie 43' sketch, titled "Victory's Glory," stars Terrence Howard as a college basketball coach in the 1950s. His team is very nervous about losing but the coach reminds them that they're all black and their opponent is white. This is the joke.
You've probably seen glimpses of this bit in the many commercials for the movie and wondered if there if more to this sketch than the joke of Howard telling his players, "You're black! They're white!" but there isn't. Whether that's a funny joke or not is up to you.
When done well, a sketch comedy movie can be hilarious like 'Kentucky Fried Movie' but when done poorly it can feel like an overlong episode of 'SNL' with a bad host. 'Movie 43' certainly has some quality talent throughout its film (including Jackman and Watts, who are both nominated for Oscars this year) but will their talents be wasted?
Watch the full 'Movie 43' sketch below to see what you think.