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
Don Scardino insisted that the over-the-top illusions be entirely shot with practical special effects. Magician David Copperfield served as an advisor for those scenes, and they were accomplished using practical effects. See more »
When Steve Gray drills the wooden plank - in a closer view, he drills it near the top. In the next shot, he removes the drill from the center. See more »
[watching Steve Gray perform]
This is what they call magic these days? This is some kind of terrible shit!
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