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.
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
Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director Rowley Irlam and David Koepp had a specific strategy for the movie's action. Irlam said: "This movie is very much actor driven. I see it as bit of an homage to Buster Keaton and Charles Chaplin. My work was not just about stunts. It was about making the whole piece quirky, interesting, and different." See more »
When told by Mortdecai that "some members of the fairer sex" find his moustache quite appealing, his wife's response is "Whom, exactly?" This is poor English and unlikely in the speech of a well-educated Englishwoman. 'Whom' is only used to replace 'to who'. See more »
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]
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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"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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