An update of the 1977 comedy, Dick and Jane are living the good life. That is until Dick (Jim Carrey) loses his job shortly after getting a promotion that convinced his wife Jane (Téa Leoni) to quit her job. The money is gone, and the house ends up in foreclosure. Dick decides to turn to a hilarious life of crime to pay the bills with his lovely wife by his side. Then together they decide it's ... See full summary »
When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.
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
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 »
[shooting his web series, Steve Gray has taunted an audience member into punching him in the face]
Jesus. Was that guy a plant?
That looked like a real punch.
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Written by Rob Halford, Kenneth Downing, and Glenn Raymond Tipton
Performed by Judas Priest
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is not really a bad movie if you can get through the fact that the entire film itself is basically a magic show, but that being said, this is still a pretty funny movie that has plenty of well-timed jokes, lots of acting talent, pretty cool stunts, and Jim Carrey's best performance in ages. Basically, if you're a fan of magic shows and the such, this is the perfect film for you.
Don Scardino's film is about two magicians named Burt Wonderstone and his partner, Anton whom fallen into hard times, especially after the two lifelong friends separate. But as Burt is trying to get himself back into the show, he has to compete with a rising star named Steve Gray who takes magic to a whole new level.
This film features a talented cast and for the most part, they do their job well. I must say that Jim Carrey stole the show. He was incredibly hilarious as Steve Gray and my gosh he did some incredible stunts. My favorite scene was when we laid down in a bed of hot coal and I couldn't stop laughing. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi were ideal choices and while they can't live up to Carrey, they do a good job. James Gandolfini was pretty good here as well, though I feel like he was miscasted and finally Alan Arkin was very good despite his small screen time.
Overall, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a pretty fun movie and it can be very funny at times. Unfortunately, you can't thank the script for that, but you can thank the talented cast for rising up to the weak script. The kids will definitely love the flashy visuals and even adults may feel a little bit of their inner child. But be warned, if you get bored of magic tricks, you will get bored with this film. I rate this film 8/10.
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