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Mortdecai (2015)

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Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.

Director:

David Koepp

Writers:

Eric Aronson (screenplay), Kyril Bonfiglioli (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Mortdecai
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Johanna
Paul Bettany ... Jock
Ewan McGregor ... Martland
Olivia Munn ... Georgina
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Emil
Michael Culkin ... Sir Graham
Ulrich Thomsen ... Romanov
Alec Utgoff ... Dmitri
Rob de Groot ... Vladimir
Guy Burnet ... Maurice
Jeff Goldblum ... Krampf
Paul Whitehouse ... Spinoza
Norma Atallah ... Bronwen
Nicholas Farrell ... Auctioneer

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Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Written by Lionsgate UK

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Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie was released in the same year as numerous other spy, espionage, intelligence, and secret agent movies, with a couple of them also comedies. The movies include Spy (2015) (a Bond spoof); Spectre (2015); Sicario (2015) (FBI; which has a title which is almost an anagram of Ian Fleming's "Risico" (1960) James Bond short-story bar the letter "A"); Survivor (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan; Black Mass (2015) (FBI); Mortdecai (2015) (has an MI5 agent lead character); Queen of the Desert (2015) (central character was a World War I attaché to the British Secret Service); the Bondian Furious 7 (2015); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) (which shot in three of the same countries as Spectre (2015): Austria, England, and Morocco); Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015) (a cold war espionage thriller); The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (Ian Fleming was an original co-creator), MI-5 (2015) a.k.a. MI-5 (2015); and even Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) (a Bondesque homage), a 2014 film, but which was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015. Also in theaters in 2015 from 2014, was Pierce Brosnan and Quantum of Solace (2008)'s Olga Kurylenko in The November Man (2014); and the heavily Oscar nominated World War II espionage film, The Imitation Game (2014). Released in 2014 were 3 Days to Kill (2014) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). See more »

Goofs

When told by Mortdecai that "some members of the fairer sex" find his moustache quite appealing, his wife's response is "Whom, exactly?" This is poor English and unlikely in the speech of a well-educated Englishwoman. 'Whom' is only used to replace 'to who'. See more »

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[first lines]
Mortdecai: As you may well know, I am many things. An arts dealer, an accomplished fencer, fair shot with most weapons. I am loved and respected by all who know me - slightly. But I have always felt as if there's something missing, you see. Some final piece of my personal puzzle. I needed something bold, distinctive.
[his cocktail arrives]
Mortdecai: Ah, thank you. The work of art with which I could declare to the heavens, I am Lord Charlie Mortdecai. And this is a little bit of magic is my mustache...
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Soundtracks

Heart's a Liar
Written by Geoff Zanelli, Mark Ronson and Rose Elinor Dougall
Performed by Rose Elinor Dougall
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Light-hearted Comedy
22 February 2015 | by stargate-764-364207See all my reviews

Why so much bad press over an American movie filled with British humor? The negative reviews apparently all come from people in the united states... weirdos.

I saw this movie last night; and liked it. For some reason, the children that seem to make up the American audience these days, seem to think that it's a stupid movie. Why? A few days ago, I saw Kingsman: The Secret Service, the film adaptation of a comic mini-series, and thought it was excellent. Look at the rating for Kingsman; it's way higher than this film. Yet, it seems only because Mortdecai is mostly VERY British humor; different than what yanks are used to.

I'm glad I saw Mortdecai; I left the cinema feeling pleasant and entertained. Give it an honest try, it's not junk.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,200,586, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$7,696,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,275,695
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2.35 : 1
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