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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.

Director:

David Koepp

Writers:

Eric Aronson (screenplay), Kyril Bonfiglioli (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Mortdecai
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Johanna
Paul Bettany ... Jock
Ewan McGregor ... Martland
Olivia Munn ... Georgina
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Emil
Michael Culkin ... Sir Graham
Ulrich Thomsen ... Romanov
Alec Utgoff ... Dmitri
Rob de Groot ... Vladimir
Guy Burnet ... Maurice
Jeff Goldblum ... Krampf
Paul Whitehouse ... Spinoza
Norma Atallah Norma Atallah ... Bronwen
Nicholas Farrell ... Auctioneer
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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Mortdecai See more »

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Two Princes
Written by Aaron Comess, Chris Barron (as Christopher Gross), Eric Schenkman and Mark White
Performed by Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hilarious; don't believe those hipsters and their high standards
5 February 2015 | by kate-alexandriaSee all my reviews

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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