THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (South by Southwest Film Festival Austin Texas USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone—
a classic, laugh-out-loud, riot of a moviecombines Jim Carrey craziness with Steve Carell’s laid-back comedic style and Steve Buscemi’s unique magic into one whole that absolutely works on every possible entertainment level. It’s all about friendship, becoming more than anyone could ever predict, and rebuilding careers when everything possible, goes wrong. The film begins atthe beginningwith a very young Burt Wonderstone. 

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A young Burt Wonderstone (Mason Cook) comes home from school and finds his single, working Mother has left him a note saying that she is sorry that she cannot make it to his birthday party because she has to ‘work over,’ but she did get him a cake mix and to feel free to make himself a birthday cake. Her single gift is a Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin) Magician Kit and with that single gift Burt Wonderstone’s career is launched.

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Don Scardino. Thank you to Executive Producers Richard Brener, Sam Brown, Vance DeGeneres, Walter Hamada, Charlie Hartsock, Dave Neustadter, Diana Pokorny, and J.C. Spink for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Young Anton Marvelton (Luke Vanek), Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell), Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), Jane (Olivia Wilde), Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), Doug Munny (James Gandolfini), Rick the Implausible (Jay Mohr), and Lucius Belvedere (Michael Herbig).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This 'easy-to-be-missed' film turns into a classic from its get-go. Do not miss it.

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