Incredible Magic Rolls Into Theaters

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As a young boy, Burt Wonderstone had parents who cared for him very little, and was always bullied at and after school. All he ever really wants is a friend, and someone to care about him.

As a young boy, Burt Wonderstone had parents who cared for him very little, and was always bullied at and after school. All he ever really wants is a friend, and someone to care about him. So when he receives a magic kit for his birthday that come with a video saying, “Everyone loves a magician,” Burt is absolutely thrilled. He immediately sets to work learning tricks. The next day at school, he expectantly performs his tricks, waiting for everyone to admire him. But, like usual, everyone just laughs at Burt and teases him- except for one kid. Another kid who no one likes, Anton Marvleton is fascinated by Burt’s tricks. Burt has finally found his first friend. Together they learn tricks and create new ones, and when they grow up, they work performing a magic show. But their friendship soon begins to fade away, the show becomes routine and boring, and a new, younger magician has come and is stealing the duo’s crowd. Will Burt and Anton be able to recover their friendship and their jobs, or has their long magical career finally come to an end?

 

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is rated PG13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language. While this movie is extremely funny, and a great movie for teenagers, I think the rating is completely accurate. Much of the movie is not suitable for children, and the youngest kids who should be watching this movie are mature thirteen-year-olds.

 

This movie made me laugh so hard my sides hurt, filled with humor and outrageous events. It is filled with funny twists and turns, bursts of humor that leave you laughing and wondering what could possible happen next. I enjoyed how the music added to the mood, and caught your interest. I loved the acting of Burt and Anton as small boys, and the rest of the acting was decent. I wished they had focused more on Burt’s childhood life, though.

 

This was a hilarious film, but also a tale of two friends who fade apart, then struggle to get back together, reforming how they live and what they believe, and maybe even making a new friend or two along the way.