The Incredible Burt Wonderstone isn’t exactly….Incredible

27 Mar

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

I caught Burt Wonderstone a few weeks ago on a date night with Ken. We were both looking forward to it because of Jim Carrey’s presence in the film. We were not disappointed; it was a good role for him. Overall, this film was a cute and light time passer.

 

The story follows magicians Burt and Anton, childhood friends, played by Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi respectively. Although Burt and Anton used to be close, Burt has grown arrogant and obnoxious and their relationship is forced to a boiling point when they try to pull a new stunt, spurred on by Jim Carrey’s character, Criss Angel doppelganger Steve Gray. Burt is eventually humbled by this turn of events and learns to rediscover the joy of magic.

 

Overall this movie was cute and had a few laughs but it was pretty forgettable. A couple more drafts of the script might have produced some more ideas for funnier jokes.  It had a nice message about rediscovering the joy of something you were once passionate about but for a more starring such a hilarious cast, one expects a little more.

 

I would definitely recommend this on DVD if you’re in the mood for something light and sweet. 

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