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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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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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15 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Burt Dickenson  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,177,257 (USA) (17 March 2013)

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$22,525,921 (USA) (5 May 2013)
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Michelle Monaghan, Jessica Biel, Sarah Silverman, Winona Ryder and Judy Greer were considered for the role of Jane. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Young Burt: [in the school lunchroom] You're that kid who's always in the nurse's office, right?
Young Anton: Not always. Sometimes they send me to the hospital.
Young Burt: [he sees Anton taking out bottles of medication] What are those for?
Young Anton: This one's for my allergies, and this one's for my asthma. And this is testosterone. My doctor says I'm dangerously close to being a girl.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.107 (2013) See more »

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Magic (Junkie XL Remix)
Written by William Lyall and David Paton
Performed by Pilot
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Incredibly funny
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some hysterically funny moments in this movie - and many other laugh out loud moments. A big name duo magic act faces some tough competition from a new extreme magician.

The performances are endearing and well acted. Jim Carrey acts as only he could in this Criss Angel type extreme magician. It's good to see Steve Carrell in a laugh out loud role compared to the rather maudlin romantic comedy things he has been doing a lot of. Steve Buscemi shows a not often seen comic side and is good in his role. Olivia Wilde is a bit rounder looking and looks much prettier because of it. Poignantly this is one of the last James Gandolfini movies.

The magic is inventive and great fun to watch.

Can't understand why it wasn't a bigger hit at the box office. One of the funnier comedies of recent years.


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