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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  15 March 2013 (USA)
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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 stefanstojkov

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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$22,525,921 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Riki Lindhome auditioned for the role of Jane. See more »

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When Burt is a child, he is left-handed, but when he is an adult, he is clearly right-handed. See more »

Quotes

Burt Wonderstone: What the hell is a webisode?
Rick the Implausible: Are you being serious? What's a webisode? It's... it's a show that you do on the internet, just like being on TV or having a movie except you don't go... through... you know all the hassle of... people seeing it.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.102 (2013) See more »

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Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Frederick Williams and Robert Clivillés
Performed by C.C. Music Factory (as C&C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A mediocre and forgettable comedy
20 April 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about two long time magician partners who perform in Las Vegas. Their show goes stale and they have to find ways to reinvent themselves.

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" has a simple plot, which tells the standard tale of two magicians who team up from childhood, cooperate, fall out and make up. The story is too plain and predictable, and it drags on a bit long. It takes half an hour of screen time before the idea of reinvention comes up, which is too long. The friendship subplot is not so touching and affecting either. The only interesting character is Jim Carrey as an unconventional magician with disturbing acts. I am impressed by how he could turn one eye to one side and the other eye is looking ahead. Overall, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a mediocre and a rather forgettable comedy.


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