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"THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE"
(2013) (Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Dramedy: A traditional Las Vegas magician must not only contend with a falling out with his longtime stage partner, but also an upstart street magician who's grabbing the headlines with his outrageous stunts.
PLOT:
Friends since they were kids, Burt Wonderstone (STEVE CARELL) and Anton Marveltone (STEVE BUSCEMI) have turned their mutual love of magic into a successful career and stage act for the past decade at Bally's Las Vegas for CEO Doug Munny (JAMES GANDOLFINI). But Burt has allowed his passion to wane and his ego and extravagant lifestyle to get the better of him. His constant demands and put-downs are hurting Anton's feelings, and his behavior has resulted in their assistant leaving, thus requiring stagehand Jane (OLIVIA WILDE) to be forced into active duty as her replacement.

To make matters worse, their repetitive old-school magic show isn't as popular as it once was and they're now being upstaged by the likes of street magician Steve Gray (JIM CARREY) and the outrageous and dangerous stunts he's pulling off. When their own extravagant stunt goes awry, Burt ends up performing by himself and eventually ends up unemployed, relegated to playing discount department stores and even a retirement home.

It's there that he meets his childhood idol and the man who got him interested in the business so long ago, Rance Holloway (ALAN ARKIN). He's a retired magician who initially wants nothing to do with Burt, but eventually warms to the idea of helping his protégé get his magic mojo and former best friend back. With time ticking down to their big audition, Burt hopes he can resurrect his passion in order to return to the big time.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might want to if they're fans of magic and magicians and/or anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language.


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