The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled "The Pitch", in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing several of the stories in his script, Wessler becomes agitated when Schraeder dismisses his outrageous ideas, and he pulls a gun on him and forces him to listen to multiple other stories before making Schraeder consult his manager, Bob Mone, to purchase the film.

Articles on Movie 43
Chris Hewitt, What the Hell is Movie 43?, in: Empire, nr. 284 (February), 2013 pp. 26-27
Author:Chris Hewitt
Title:What the Hell is Movie 43?
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Related film: Movie 43 (2013)