Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - 2013

Where did the last month go?  I started a new job and have been working different hours.  I also started a food blog with my husband.  But today I went to the movies.   My husband had been talking about Burt Wonderstone.  I had seen a few commercials and it looked like it could be really good or really bad. 

Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi are magicians of the Sigfried and Roy vein, minus the tigers and homosexuality.  There was lots of sequins and flowing hair. 

They spend years on the top, headlining in Vegas.  Then magic starts to change when Jim Carrey's Steve Gray comes to town.  (That is a lot of Steves!  My dog is also named Steve.  Weird!)


He is a Criss Angel style street magician with a penchant for doing shocking stunts that inspire his audience to throw up and then cheer. 

Olivia Wilde is almost understated in her role.  Something I wouldn't have thought her capable of.  But she does a good job as first Burt and Anton's magic assistant, then Steve Gray's. 

Alan Arkin is great as a magician that inspired Burt as a kid and gives him back the magic of magic.

Overall it was a fun movie.  A couple of laugh out loud moments.  I think it is one of those movies that I will need to watch again to catch all the jokes.  Some were predictable, but well executed.  Need to get to the movies more.  I did discover the CineMode app.  I earned a free medium drink just for checking in! 

It was a nice afternoon with a shared Philly cheesesteak, a little bargain shopping and homemade granola to snack on.  

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