Lifelong friends Harry and Karl (David Mitchell and Robert Webb) are the greatest magic double act in the country. But after a guillotine illusion goes horribly wrong, their friendship and careers are finished. Now, out of luck and totally broke, Harry sets his sights on the prize money of the prestigious 'International Magic Shield' tournament. But to win, he will have to compete against the world's weirdest magicians - including his deadly rival Karl, performing as the psychic "Mindmonger".
Some of the humour is pretty bawdy and Viz-like most is built on mild tension and just great fun. The cast are absolutely brilliant and Mitchell in particular could have read a telephone directory and still made me laugh. Sophisticated? No. Well done? yes.
I thought this film was much better than I expected a spin-off for TV actors to be. The reason? The script - written by the Peep Show writers. It is a happy jolly funny film - rather undemanding but great fun. I found this much funnier than most Hollywood comedies actually. Recommended.
This film is an easy watch. In mutch the same vane as their comedy show Mitchell and Webb extract the same humour from this film. Not going to blow your mind away but if you just need an easygoing film to unwind to this is one to watch.