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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 March 2013 (USA)
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A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

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Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerrilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act - both onstage and off - if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. Written by stefanstojkov

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Abracatastic!

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language | See all certifications »

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Burt Dickenson  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,177,257 (USA) (15 March 2013)

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$22,525,921 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Trivia

Don Scardino insisted that the over-the-top illusions be entirely shot with practical special effects. Magician David Copperfield served as an advisor for those scenes, and certain shots had to be achieved with digital effects. See more »

Goofs

At the birthday party for Doug Munney's son, in the background you can see a large body of water with no barriers suggesting a cliff side home overlooking the ocean. The film is set in Las Vegas, Nevada. The largest body of water is Lake Meade. But unlike larger lakes in the Michigan, Chicago or Wisconsin area, there are high cliffs which border Lake Meade. It would be impossible to get any kind of view or shot of Lake Meade without showing the cliff side borders.

The background doesn't not show a large body of water, rather it shows a hazy sky overlooking a valley. Its blue hue might be mistaken for a body of water. Other shots in the same sequence actually show mountains, houses, and buildings in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Jane: [Burt and Jane visit Rance in the hospital] What happened?
Rance Holloway: I had a stroke. I don't recommend it, either. It's not as much fun as they tell you in the brochure.
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Hands of Time
Written by Richie Havens, Andrew Cato (as Andy Cocup) and Tom Findlay (as Thomas Charles Findlay)
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of SME UK Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Magical!
9 June 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I dunno why people hate this movie, or why have they rated it so low. Oh wait, I kinda do. They just don't get it.

Before CGI, before VFX, all people had were real magicians doing elaborate and jaw dropping acts, in theaters, where live audiences were entertained, not some recorded and processed show.

The movie essentially captures that golden age and blends a heart-warming story with magic.

Stellar performances by Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. An absolute delight. A must watch, whether or not you like magic.


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What a pile of Garbage aliabbas334
Jim Carrey Lookin Good! samkraft
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Not funny. chisom_kk
This movie would of made a lot of more money if Jim carrey was the lead mike_ngo112
It's amazing what will pass for comedy these days. TopperHarley29
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