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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
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 certain shots had to be achieved with digital effects. See more »
During the rehearsal scene in the retirement home, Burt and Rance compete by staring at each other as they roll a coin across their knuckles. Rance is using his left hand, until Burt drops his coin and loses. Rance rolls the coin to his thumb and raises his left hand with the coin in victory but in the very next shot, the coin is in his right hand as the seniors applaud. See more »
God damn! That's the worst thing I ever saw in my life. And I saw my kids being born!
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Other REVIEWERS have lost their innocent sense of Humour
The problem with most reviews today is that people have lost their innocence and playfulness the world once new.
The days when the family would go to the cinema together and buy popcorn and coke and it was a rare treat for all seem to have been replaced with an over critical and harsh assessment of anything!! The film itself deals with a similar subject when Burt Wonderstone loses his ability to realise that to somebody, even an old trick is a new one that can bring wonderment to even the oldest audience.
Lets stop and look at the film for what it is! Its not supposed to be a drama or intense film like The Green Mile. Its a innocent throw back to the era of stage magicians when rabbits from hats would trigger gasps of amazement by crossed legged kids watching in the front row.
The introduction of a 'Criss Angelesque' character was to show the shift in social attitudes in regards to what we consider entertainment is (and jim carrey does it hysterically).
Yes the story is not meant to be compared to anything of a serious nature but does have some underlying content that should make us think a little.
Today when films like 'Kickass' and 'Jackass' seem to warrant high ratings and are viewed by kids its sad to see such a fun, innocent and laughable film getting a bad rap.
In Australia at my cinema everyone was in hysterics (and this was a late session 1/4 full).
If you liked Jerry Lewis and can still laugh ... you'll love it if you enjoyed the fun of films like back to the future ... you will love it If hearing a 13 year old girl in kickass say "Suck my &*#$" was funny to you... then you missed the boat on what funny really is.
Take a chance be amazed and let yourself laugh like no one is around... let it out and let the joy of "Burt WOnderstone" lighten you heart for just a couple of hours.
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