As a child, Burt had trouble making friends. Bullied by his classmates and lacking in parental guidance, a Rance Holloway magic kit offered him the love and acceptance that he'd never received. To his amazement, his first fan (Anton), soon became his life long friend and magical partner. After decades of success, their friendship and career falls on hard times, when a sadistic illusionist begins to capture the eye of audiences and promoters. After a final falling out with his best friend, Burt struggles to rediscover the wonder and the magic that first inspired him to become "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Filled with the familiar faces of feature length and small screen fame, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is surprisingly charming and entertaining, despite the painfully sadistic stunts pulled off by Jim Carrey's Steve Gray. Steve Carell (Burt) and Steve Buscemi (Anton) serve up their standard brand of oddball awkwardness, making you smile and cringe at every turn. Always a sight for sore eyes, Olivia Wilde (Jane) stretches her comedic legs, as an aspiring magician who adds a woman's touch to the male dominated world of illusion and comedy. It may not be as powerful, as entertaining, nor as much fun as her role in "Butter," but it is often nice to see Wilde exploring new roles. Several other familiar faces, like Alan Arkin (Rance Holloway), James Gandolfini, Brad Garrett, and Jay Mohr, add to the magic and off kilter comedy of an incredible cast. Whether you're a fan of comedy and prestidigitation or not, there are plenty of chuckle worthy moments in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," set in a world that should definitely stay in Vegas.