The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (With Bonus Content) 2013 PG-13 CC

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With more than 38 minutes of hilarious bonus content! Magic superstars Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton ruled the Las Vegas strip for years. Now they face competition from a new street magician.

Starring:
Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi
Runtime:
2 hours 20 minutes

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (With Bonus Content)

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Don Scardino
Starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi
Supporting actors Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Michael Herbig, Mason Cook, Luke Vanek, Zachary Gordon, Richard Wolffe, Erin Burnett, Brad Garrett, David Copperfield, Fiona Hale, Sonya Eddy, Ron Ostrow, Joshua Erenberg, Ron Pearson
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

At times very funny, at others a bit too silly.
MDS
Steve Carrell did a great job, as did Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, and Olivia Wilde.
Paul Moser
I was expecting this to be 'laugh out loud' funny, but it just wasn't.
Pumpkin Man

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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Coaster Pal on June 25, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Since it was crushed at the box office and by critics we saw this at a bargain house because it left multiplexes so quickly, on a huge screen, and had a ball. It's a very goofy, at times rude and crude, silly film, but with a surprising heart at its core, particularly when it involves Alan Arkin's character. I loved the way his character is used in the finale, and it's one of the most memorable moments for me this year at the movies. Add to that I was laughing so hard at the ending credits' depiction of what happens to the magician duo's big illusion set piece as time goes on that my friend turned to me and said "It's funny, but it's not THAT funny" because I was lost in laughing so hard I was practically losing my breath. As I've noticed many times in life, comedy is personal, and this one happened to be fascinating and entertaining to me on several levels. I love variety acts, and magicians in particular. I have a soft spot for sweet depictions of the elderly being treated with respect and valued as human beings as they fade away in assisted living homes and nursing homes. I had never seen Olivia Wilde before and thought her wonderful in this. Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini (RIP) have a ball in this and it shows--and I caught the wave with them, laughing through most of the film. This film managed to engage me from beginning to end, in both comic and touching ways, and I appreciated that. One of my favorite films of the year.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Simon on June 8, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I didn't research this movie, and I just watched it because of the all-star cast. When I was watching it, it felt kind of like a TV movie, and now I know why. The director, Don Scardino, is mostly famous for directing TV series like 30 Rock, Law & Order, and Cosby, and it is kind of apparent in the movie. Nevertheless, this movie is still watchable and at times funny, and you get to see some guest star magicians like David Copperfield. However, if it was not because of Jim Carrey and Alan Arkin, I would give it 3 stars or less, but these guys really saved the movie. I also hope Olivia Wilde--which I know her mostly for her House, M.D.'s "13" role--to be able to get away from hottie roles before it is too late. I know she is young, and she should start somewhere, but people get bored of just faces rather quickly.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David on April 2, 2013
I loved this movie. i thought that it was hilarious and just down right funny. jim carrey and steve carell are awesome. this movie is awesome. i thought that the story was good and that the actors were amazing and funny espicialy jim carrey. i knew right away that his character was based on criss angel. if you are a jim carrey fan then you should go see this movie. can't wait untile it comes out on dvd and blu ray. one thing i like about it is that you don't see to many movies about magicians comedy or not. and i thought the rivalry between burt and steve were hilarious. if you have not seen this movie then i recommend you do
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Frankel on August 8, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I loved this movie when I saw it in the theater the first time. It is a parody on Magicians. Do not think this is a serious in depth look at magic, nor is it going to make you think after the movie, wow that was an amazing story. It is just simply to make you laugh and I did from beginning to end. Jim Carrey was hilarious. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi were brilliant. For those of us that remember what magicians used to be to what they are now, you will enjoy this movie.
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Jim Carrey's a supporting player in THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (2013), the story of a team of spangly Las Vegas magicians who have been doing the same act for a decade and have grown stale.

Steve Gray (Carrey) by contrast is a street performer whose brand of magic is primarily self-mutilation, a choice that's his undoing in the end. For the moment however, he attracts enormous crowds, much as car wrecks do. This part of the story is very dark, not for the squeamish, and where the film is supposed to amuse there really are few laughs. In general it's a melancholy story, one of frustration and failure that a calculated happy ending doesn't fully redeem.

As for Burt (Steve Carell) and partner in prestidigitation Anton (Steve Buscemi), these friends since boyhood have come to loathe each other. As their audience dwindles to a few oldsters, Anton wants to liven things up, to break free of the same old patter and tired tricks. Burt's giant ego won't allow him to agree and ultimately the two split after a heavily publicized outdoor stunt turns disastrous. Bizarrely, Burt continues the act alone and unchanged. He talks to a partner who's no longer there to answer, and tries to perform two-man tricks alone.

The owner of the hotel & casino (James Gandolfini) that has been the home of Burt and Anton all these years fires the clueless Burt. It's just another step on the quick road to rock bottom oblivion for the "incredible" Burt Wonderstone, and it may take more than magic to restore him.

Help comes from the unlikeliest place when Burt meets his boyhood idol, magician Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin) who's now a crochety old man. Rance agrees that Gray is no magician, but he has his doubts about Burt, too...
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