The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Movie Quotes

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" movie quotes provide reasons to laugh in the comedy movie about an aging Las Vegas magician who is forced to step up his game after a rival magician steals the spotlight. Don Scardino directed the film which was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, along with rewrites from Jason Reitman. Loosely on the real story of Chad Kultgen and Tyler Mitchell, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" premiered at SXSW on March 8, 2013, before its March 15, 2013, theatrical release.

In "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," Steve Carrell stars as the title character, an aging Las Vegas magician loosely based on the long-running Siegfried & Roy act. Along with partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), Burt has been performing his whole life. When Aztec Casino owner Doug Munny tells Burt to step up his game, especially as rival illusionist Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) is the hot, new thing, Burt and Anton attempt a dangerous-yet-attention grabbing stunt. This goes horribly wrong leaving Anton injured and Burt in ever more of a tight spot.

Forced to perform in smaller venues, Burt comes upon Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin), the television magician who inspired Burt to take up magic as a child. Along with Rance and former assistant Jane (Olivia Munn), Burt tries to regain that drive to amaze people but it's no easy task and Steve Gray is on top of his game. This leads to one spic showdown as both men compete for a headlining spot at the Aztec Casino with the best illusionist taking the spot.

This comedy movie joins a busy winter 2012-13 movie season already jam packed with hits like "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," "Side Effects," "Identity Thief," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Stand Up Guys," "Warm Bodies," "Bullet to the Head," "Movie 43," "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," and "Silver Linings Playbook."
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    Welcome to the Amazing World of Magic

    Welcome to the Amazing World of Magic
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    Bully: "Listen to me, Burt. Nobody likes you. Nobody will ever like you."

    Young Rance Holloway: "Welcome to the amazing world of magic."
    Young Burt Wonderstone: "Wow"
    Young Rance Holloway: "Everyone loves a magician and they'll love you too."

    In an all to typical act of bullying of Burt as a young child, he is told that nobody will ever like him. Much to his surprise however a short time later he sees Rance Holloway on television telling him the secret to getting everyone to love him: magic. This chain of events starts Burt's career as a magician.
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    That's Why You Became a Magician

    That's Why You Became a Magician
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    Rance Holloway: [after making a bird appear] "What you're feeling right now, that's why you became a magician."
    Burt Wonderstone: "That and the women"
    Rance Holloway: "That and the women"
    Burt Wonderstone: "How did you do that?"
    Rance Holloway: "It's partially deboned."

    Rance tries to re-inspire Burt by doing a trick in front of him at the nursing home. Burt is impressed but something says PETA wouldn't approve of partially deboning the bird.
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    I Should Have Explained That to You

    I Should Have Explained That to You
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    Burt Wodnerstone: "May I see the for a minute?" [Grace hands Burt her necklace] "Watch this!"
    Grace: "What have you done?!"
    Burt Wonderstone: "I'm a magician. I should have explained that to you earlier."

    Burt tries out one of his simple disappearing tricks to an elderly woman. She however doesn't understand and breaks down sobbing when her treasured necklace disappears.
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    You Need to Do Something Fresh

    You Need to Do Something Fresh
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    Doug Munny: "Your ticket sales suck."
    Burt Wonderstone: [laughs] "What? Who is that guy?"
    Doug Munny: "Steve Gray, they are calling him the future of magic."
    Television Announcer: "For 12 long days he's held his urine."
    Richard Wolffe: "What is going through your mind?"
    Steve Gray: "I really have to pee, Richard."
    Doug Munny: "You need to do something fresh!"
    Burt Wonderstone: "I suppose I could hold my poop."

    Burt is called in by casino owner Doug Munny to discuss his poor ticket sales. He's also introduced to rival magician Steve Gray and suggests a quite disgusting way to one-up him.