Magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's ego.
But lately, the duo's greatest trick is their public friendship, secretly they've grown to loathe each other.
Facing competition from a street magician, whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show is starting to look stale.
But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act, on-stage and off.
But only if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place....
If you are a fan of Carell or Carrey, its a no brainier that you will get something out of this. It's high concept nonsense, both actors were born to play characters so left-field and weird, and it works on so many levels.
It's not going to work for many people, as its not as straight forward as Liar Liar, or The 40 Year old virgin, it verges on Anchorman stupidity, but doesn't really go over the stupidity edge, which would have made it that little better.
Carrey plays it straight, but isn't really in it that much, so its all down to Carell, who is ably supported by a fantastic Buscemi, Arkin, and Gandolfini, to iron over the bits that 'shouldn't be this good'.
So all in all, I truly understand why there is so much hate, but I laughed, and isn't that what a comedy is supposed to do?....