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Still shot from the movie: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and his partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have been professional magicians for thirty years. But they are forced to find some new tricks when they face some unexpected competition (Jim Carrey). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 15 Mar 2013
Video Release: 25 Jun 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Violence: Frequent “magic” acts involve dangerous and easily mimicked situations including drilling a hole through your skull with a power tool, laying on hot coals, cutting yourself with a knife and pounding a nail with your forehead. In another scene two men fall to the ground from a cage that is dangling a crane—one lands on top of the other resulting in injuries. Characters verbally argue. A man magically places a small dog in another man’s pants.

Sexual Content: A man uses his performing credentials to easily bed women; in one scene we see the beginning of sexual activity. An unmarried man and woman have sex; again we see the beginning of this activity. After a dog is placed in his pants a man makes a sexual remark. Other sexual remarks are heard. Stage crew undresses a woman as she is rushed into a costume—we see her in underwear.

Language: The script includes one sexual expletive, other scatological terms, moderate and mild profanities along with terms of deity.

Drugs/Alcohol: An unnamed drug, derived from a leaf, is used as part of a magic act to put an entire audience to sleep. A character drinks to deal with stress. Social drinking is seen.

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