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
Mortdecai (2015) and The Matador (2005) feature the Tom Jones song "It's Not Unusual" (1965), the latter in a montage sequence in middle of the movie, and the former used the track particularly with its promotional trailers and television spots. Both movies are comedies, spoofing the espionage-action-adventure-thriller genres, and both pictures were released exactly a decade apart. Moreover, the lead central characters in both films, played by Johnny Depp and Pierce Brosnan respectively, noticeably sport a moustache in each picture. The Matador (2005) debuted in the 40th Anniversary year of the famous song, while Mortdecai (2015) premiered in the classic track's 50th Anniversary year. 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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Hilarious; don't believe those hipsters and their high standards
Seriously, I can't believe how upset people are with this movie; I couldn't even breathe anymore as I walked out of the theater after laughing a lot! Yeah the jokes are stupid, the acting is over-the-top, the story isn't that brilliant and there isn't any deep sh*t plot twist but really, who watches comedy and expect something that will make them contemplate about life??? In terms of entertainment, this movie certainly delivers... Unless of course you're a frigging hipster who can't appreciate any movie that doesn't f*ck your brains out. Come on, Birdman for instance received a lot of good feedback but it's not that funny -- it's just deep. And artsy. It seems the trend these days; if a movie's storyline is plain enough for the layman to understand, these know-it-all guys will say it's horrible, waste of time, blah blah...
There's a lot of movies far worse than this and I don't understand all the hate on this one; probably because it stars Johnny Depp (who was amazing as always, by the way) and they just expect too much. Whatever! Loosen up, guys!
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