I… I don’t get it
You have a set of great actors, a good setting for a comedy and it fails… terribly. The story starts good, but then it falls short.
There’s Steve Carell, who can almost do no wrong after The Office, and yet he does. The character Burt Wonderstone is just no good, or Carell doesn’t nail it, I’m not sure. Steve Buscemi is nice, but has a relatively small role. Jim Carrey is just weird and doesn’t connect with Carell, while I hoped there would be some ‘Bruce Almighty’-chemistry. And then there’s Alan Arkin, the one who does an ok job, but that does not save the movie.
So: bad to mediocre acting, outdated jokes, and a story which could have been so much more. Spend your saturday afternoon better than I spend mine and go watch the 40-year Old Virgin or The Office, so we can all forget this bad, bad movie.