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Mortdecai (2015)

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Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.

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Storyline

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Written by Lionsgate UK

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Sophistication has a name


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Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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23 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mortdecai: El artista del engaño  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,200,586, 25 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,605,668, 8 February 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,418,560, 22 February 2015
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Mark Ronson and Geoff Zanelli began the process of scoring the film, each working solo, and then coming together to see what they had come up with. Zanelli remembered: "We knew quickly that the collaboration was going to work, when we found that quite a lot of what we had written had similar musical language. The Mortdecai theme came about, when we took a melody I had written, and worked it into an arrangement Mark had come up with, It defined the opening of the movie. Once we had that, we were emboldened and we did a ton of work together in the studio, hunched over the same piano. There are only a handful of cues in the film that we didn't both work on." Zanelli continued: "Mark Ronson has real authenticity. Everything from the equipment he uses, to the musicians he chooses, are part of what makes his music special. It's all old soul, new vibe. This was the closest I've come in my professional life to recapturing the feeling I had as a teenager of making music for the sheer joy of creating it." See more »

Goofs

During the car chase in Los Angeles sequence, Jock vomits while shooting through the window and the windshield of Strago's SUV is splattered with sick. A second later, when the SUV turns right and escapes, the windshield is spotless clean. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mortdecai: As you may well know, I am many things. An arts dealer, an accomplished fencer, fair shot with most weapons. I am loved and respected by all who know me - slightly. But I have always felt as if there's something missing, you see. Some final piece of my personal puzzle. I needed something bold, distinctive.
[his cocktail arrives]
Mortdecai: Ah, thank you. The work of art with which I could declare to the heavens, I am Lord Charlie Mortdecai. And this is a little bit of magic is my mustache...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart's a Liar
Written by Geoff Zanelli, Mark Ronson and Rose Elinor Dougall
Performed by Rose Elinor Dougall
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A Fantastic Comedy and a Great Movie
2 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Mortdecai" was hilarious from start to finish. Critics have been a bit too harsh with this one. Full of cleverly-written lines, this movie is one I will continue to watch time and time again. Johnny Depp plays the Mr. Bean-type role magnificently, and the chemistry between he and Paltrow was great as well. His "sympathetic gag reflex" had be laughing throughout the entire movie. Johnny Depp receives quite a bit of unnecessary hate when it comes to his movie. I for one enjoy each of them. Mortdecai has now joined the ranks of Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd in my list of favorites. If you enjoy goofy comedies from the likes of Mel Brooks, you will truly enjoy Mortdecai.


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