When a street magician's stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt.
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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
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Carrey is still the man! But that's all about all the magic this movie has to offer!
I wonder if stoners would love the Wonderstone better. Because I sure did not see the movie magic in the comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone". The movie stars Steve Carell as the title character. Burt is a longtime Vegas magician along with his partner in "hocus pocus" crime Anton Marvelton, portrayed by Steve Buscemi. Wonderstone is no doubt a talented magician, alongside Marvelton; however Burt's prima- donna behavior reappears way too often, and causes for many of his closest to wish Burt would just disappear; including Anton himself. Wonderstone gets Austin Powerish in lust for his beautiful assistant Jane, even though he calls her Nicole. Jane, I mean Nicole, I mean Jane is played by the "easy on the eyes" actress Olivia Wilde. Wilde thang!!! You make my heart sing!! Anyways, Burt & Anton's magic show starts to be mechanical instead of evolving, and it causes the crowds to gradually disappear as audiences start diminishing. The new hot magic man on the Vegas scene is Steve Gray, who mimics the real life outrageous modern magician Chris Angel. Gray is also a mind freak and does outlandish acts like holding his urine for days, smashing his head with tools, and other odd & gruesome acts. Gray's character is played by none other than Jim Carrey. James Gandolfini also co-stars in the picture as Doug Munny, the arrogant Vegas hotel owner who was the one that gave Burt & Anton their start at his Bally's hotel, but now runs impatient after observing zero novelty in Burt & Anton's magic routines. Down and out of his luck, Burt seeks assistance from legendary magician Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin), who Burt used to idolize as a child. Don Scardino left numerous non- healing scars in his lazy direction of the picture. Like Burt and Anton's repetitive acts, Scardino too suffered from a case of mono, as in monotonous. Even though I do give him some credit for his orchestration of the shocking Steve Gray scenes, and the way he incorporated Vegas in the picture as a love letter to Vegas entertainment, and to the Vegas Strip itself. But too bad the rest of his direction was missing in action. Or maybe it was that he was handed a hackneyed script by Screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Frances Daley. The Steves are sure talents, but this time around they did not have the thespian magic of the past. Carell's performance as Wonderstone was way too annoying, and Buscemi did not marvel with his work here as Marvelton. However, the acting brains of this cinematic operation is no doubt Jim Carrey with his grand performance as Gray; it brought back the magic of vintage Carrey at his comedic apex. Olivia Wilde sure did look great on screen as Jane, but she did not bring any show-stopping acting with her performance. Gandolfini was, let's just say Gandolfini being Gandolfini, with his work as the demanding Munny; unlike his recent money performances in "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Killing Me Softly". "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is neither incredible nor credible. But if you want to get Carryed away, it's sure worth the mind trip. *** Average
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