If there’s anything that The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has going for it that makes it look really exciting, it’s that it offers us up the opportunity to watch Jim Carrey getting completely off the wall with character work for the first time in forever. In recent years we’ve seen his attempts to do dramatic work, we’ve seen his attempts to star in corporate, family films, but none of these efforts have been able to touch the manic energy of his first few projects—the goofy shit like Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber that people fell in love with, and that made him a star. From the looks of this trailer for Burt Wonderstone, it seems like his work as a douchey, Criss Angel lookalike here might be the first taste of classic Jim Carrey we’ve gotten in a long time.
If there’s anything else that The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has going for it, it’s that it gives us the opportunity to see Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi wearing glittery tuxedos and sporting the same sort of ridiculous hairdo Patrick Swayze was rocking when he did that Chippendales skit with Chris Farley back in the day. Talk about a couple of dapper gentlemen.
Better than either of these two things though is the fact that this new trailer makes Burt Wonderstone look like it’s got way more than just one or two things going for it. Not only does this thing look funny all the way through, but it looks like it’s got some heart and a lot of affection for nerdy outcasts as well. And that’s in addition to the fact that Olivia Wilde shows up looking all pretty and Alan Alda shows up looking all grandfatherly. Watch the trailer for yourself, and it just may bring a smile to your face. See the movie when it hits theaters next March, and it will probably take twelve bucks or so out of your wallet.
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