We have our main character. He's either a med student or a mortician. I'm leaning towards med student, because it does a better job of explaining why he's also a magician. You see, he's working his way through med school as a semi-professional magician for birthday parties and the like.
THEN SOMETHING GOES HORRIBLY AWRY
I'm not sure what goes horribly awry yet, but it does. Whatever goes awry explains why the movie is called....