Here's the most cartoonish movie you've seen Steve Carrell in since... well... Dinner For Schmucks.
It follows the epic tale of superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi in a rare starring role), a duo who have ruled Las Vegas for decades, raking in millions with illusions which are as big as Burt's growing ego.
But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other.
Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult followingsurges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale.
But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
A stellar cast including Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey and Jay Mohr head up this broad cartoonish comedy written by Horrible Bosses scribe and former Freak & Geeks star John Francis Daley.
It's the sort of movie that looks like it would have been a huge hit in 2002 when big characters were all the rage, but I get the horrible sense that it's the type of comedic genre that's just not in vouge anymore. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how massively this tanks...