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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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Comedy

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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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15 March 2013 (USA)  »

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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

Sacha Baron Cohen and Matthew Broderick were considered for the role of Steve Gray. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene takes place in 1982, but a mini-satellite dish is visible on one of the houses. These were not available in the US until late 1994. See more »

Quotes

Burt Wonderstone: Do you think this batch is ready?
Anton Marvelton: I don't know. Check it.
[Burt takes the lid off the pot and they immediately fall to the floor; after a few moments they stand up and approach the pot]
Burt Wonderstone: Do you think this batch is ready?
Anton Marvelton: I don't know. Check it.
[Burt takes the lid off the pot and they immediately fall to the floor again]
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Is it Right to Nitpick? (2013) See more »

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Khmer Chroot Srau
Performed by The Mahori Orchestra
Courtesy of Celestial Harmonies
By arrangement with Source/Q and Naxos
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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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