(WXIA) -- One of the few big movie hits so far this year is a comedy -- the Atlanta-shot Identity Thief.
Some hope The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will be the next comedy with magic.
Wonderstone stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. The title character, played by Carell, is an old-fashioned self-absorbed Vegas star who runs into competition from a street magician played by Carrey. That competition forces Wonderstone out on the street and needing a comeback.
Wonderstone is a mostly unlikeable character, but Steve Carell makes him tolerable. Jim Carrey is really good too, and the movie does bring some laughs. The "big finish" is a bit of an eye-rolling flop until the trick is revealed.
On a scale of 1 to 11, Wonderstone gets a 7. It's rated PG-13 for some sexual references and blood.