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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 Norma Atallah ... Bronwen
Nicholas Farrell ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

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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Sophistication has a name


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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Mortdecai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,200,586, 25 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,605,668, 8 February 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,418,560, 22 February 2015
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp)'s biggest weakness is his beloved wife Johanna, for whom he will do anything, except shave off his magnificent moustache. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Charlie's luscious blonde wife Johanna Mortdecai. Johanna and Charlie have been together since college. She is posh, and very clever, certainly more clever than Charlie. David Koepp noted: "Charlie is not virtuous, or smart, or heroic. He's a rogue, and that's what his wife is drawn to. He makes her laugh, and that goes a long way. They're intensely jealous of each other, and, like any good marriage, it's kept alive with a little bit of spice." Johnny Depp) said: "Gwyneth is perfection as Johanna. This a caper movie, teetering toward farce, and timing was everything. She had that down pat." 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 »

Quotes

[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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Johanna
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Under-rated old fashioned romp
11 May 2015 | by dave-milne-02443See all my reviews

This movie actually made me register with IMDb to publish my displeasure. I've read the reviews here and typically they're from art house aficionados who sooooo want everything to have meaning. News flash, sometimes a movie is just a movie and sometimes humour is unsophisticated. Get over it.

Johnny Depp seems to be a target for these reviewers at the moment. I found his performance/homage to Terry Thomas "rather good". The various cameos and supporting performances were also "rather good" The film is soaked in British humour and I can see how some from the "colonies" just don't get it but for people to give this 1 or 2 out of 10 is beyond belief.


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