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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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

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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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First film since Simon Birch (1998) where Jim Carrey is not on the top billing. See more »

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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 »

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Jane: I had imaginary friends, and even they were mean.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.109 (2013) See more »

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Aaron Asks Daphne Back
Written and Performed by Lyle Workman
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Better than I expected
8 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have very high expectations for this movie, given what I had heard about it. With that being said, I was left wondering why this movie didn't get more positive reviews/higher ratings.

There were moments that left me thinking that it was going to go in a very predictable direction and disappoint me in the end, but I was wrong.

I think Jim Carrey really held this movie together. I couldn't hold back laughing every time he came on the screen. One of his better roles as of late.

I would recommend that you definitely give this movie a chance, regardless of what you've read/heard.


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