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The Master Of Disguise 2002 PG CC

The Disguisey family tree just dropped a nut... Pistachio. One minute he's an old woman. The next, a turtle man. Moments later, President George W. Bush. Who is this man, this myth, this master? He'sPistachio, the Master of Disguise.

Starring:
Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito
Runtime:
1 hour, 21 minutes

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Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Perry Andelin Blake
Starring Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito
Supporting actors Harold Gould, James Brolin, Brent Spiner, Austin Wolff, Edie McClurg, Maria Canals-Barrera, Robert Machray, Michael Bailey Smith, Rachel Lederman, Vincent Riverside, Mark Devine, Kenan Thompson, Jay Johnston, Mark Ginther, Carrick O'Quinn, Mitch Silpa, John Tenn, Virginia Hawkins
Studio Columbia/Revolution
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I read all the horrible reviews in the newspapers, but went anyway when the temperature got over 100 and there was nothing else to take the kids (4, 9,10) to see. I'd have to say all the reviewers missed the point of this movie. It's a wonderful movie for the right audience; kids about 12 and under. I guess that many people see Dana Carvey's name and expect to find a movie targeted to the Wayne's World/ Austin Powers demographic but that simply is not the case. The kids were laughing out loud many times during the movie and the end credits. The story is easy enough to follow, the humor in not too cruel or scatological, and the jokes are right up a kid's alley.
I think the filmmakers blew it a bit in the trailers for the flick. Too many adults went expecting this would be for them, but come to think of it, the only time I saw previews for this was during movies for kids. Dads, take your younger children and they'll have a great time. My 4 year olds favorite part was the way the evil villain kept ending his devious laugh. It made me laugh too.
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I had heard horrible reviews about this movie constantly, but my kids and I laughed so hard at the previews we just had to watch it. I am a HUGE Dana Carvey fan, but I was worried that this would be a 2 hour long fart and stupid joke fest. I was sure that there would be mild profanity, and that is the main reason I was leary about having my kids watch it. We never saw it in the theatre, but rented the DVD. We all (including mom) laughed so hard we were sick. It is totally CLEAN!!!! Except for the "little weiner and tiny nuts" part which is so mild and hysterically funny. We have watched this over and over and still belly laugh over every funny part (even the farts that I was dreading). I am so disappointed that this didn't do so well on the theatres. I hope there is a sequel!!!!!
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By MRCarter on January 29, 2003
Format: DVD
"Master of Disguise" is not a GREAT MOVIE.
I understand if people don't like it.
It is surreal and you never know what is going to happen in the very next minute.
It is ridiculous, confusing, fast paced, downright stupid, and childish.

These are the things that made me love it.

Dana Carvey has made a crazy movie for kids who love absurd humour.
If you remember making up stories with your siblings or friends, stories that made you shoot milk out your collective noses - but made your parents roll their eyes because you were "acting silly" - then you will understand "Master of Disguise".

I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard in a movie theatre. I couldn't breathe at certain points. I should warn you, in a theatre full of kids and adults I was 1 of only 3 people laughing. (No, I wasn't stoned or drunk).

This is a movie made with Dana's kids in mind.
I enjoyed it as if I was 7 years old again.
I hope this movie has a long life on video.
I hope you laugh until milk shoots out your nose.
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There are a lot of people who think that Dana Carvey is washed up. For them, THE MASTER OF DISGUISE has cemented that fact. After all, THE MASTER OF DISGUISE is not a great movie. In fact from a cynical, adult perspect many would say that it is a terrible movie. However, THE MASTER OF DISGUISE wasn't made for cynical adults. It was made for the youth of America. Sure there are references that only those over 18 will get (e.g. the allusions to The Sopranos), but those were thrown in to appease parents who would be watching this film with their children. Therefore, THE MASTER OF DISGUISE is brilliant work.
Brilliant? Brilliant? Yes, brilliant. Dana Carvey has made a movie that has made him an icon for a whole new generation of Americans. The popularity of this movie among youth is astounding; I haven't heard so much buzz with the youth of America since HOLES (the book, not the movie) came out. Kids all across the country are quoting this movie. Even though many adults have not allowed themselves to enjoy the movie, lines from THE MASTER OF DISGUISE will become a permanent part of the American lexicon. Even though the movie didn't do very well at the box office, based off the success of the video and how popular the movie is with youth I wouldn't doubt if a sequel will soon be in the works.
Based upon the usual technical aspects of filmmaking and the things that make a good movie, I wouldn't rate this movie above 3 stars. However, seeing how it has reintroduced me to the genius of Dana Carvey and the brilliant way that he has established his career for years to come, the movie gets 4 stars.
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By A Customer on August 31, 2003
Format: DVD
Some of you ADULT reviewers sound like you're trying to rate a KIDS movie like it's aimed at adults. Don't tell me you forgot what it was like being a kid. Carvey was doing something for the kids for a change, and did them quite a favor. If I would have seen this at, say, age 8, I would've laughed myself into a coma. I'm grown up and I still got a bang out of it, but that's me. Although I am proud of the reviewers that did take thier minds off themselves and consider the children. For the rest, try entering things with a clear mind, you may find yourselves not so quick to pass judgements.
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Dana Carvey's whimsical portrayal of the sweet, numbed-minded Pistachio Disguisey was, at best, amazing. His never-ending sense of satire and imitation was stretched to its limits, helping Carvey to pull off a beautiful portrayal of the idiot savants in the world. It is his first movie since 1994's "Clean Slate" and a bout with cancer, and he proved that he can still have fun that he loves to make others laugh.
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