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==Reception==
 
==Reception==

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The Master of Disguise
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Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Perry Andelin Blake
Written By: Dana Carvey
Harris Goldberg
Starring: Dana Carver
Jennifer Esposito
Harold Gould
James Brolin
Brent Spiner
Distributed By: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: August 2, 2002
Runtime: 81 minutes
Country: United States


The Master of Disguise is a 2002 American comedy film starring Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Harold Gould, James Brolin, and Brent Spiner. Adam Sandler produced The Master of Disguise through his Happy Madison production company.

Plot

An Italian waiter fights off a criminal mastermind with his inherited powers of disguise.

Why It Sucks

  1. Incredibly bad jokes and poorly written humor (especially the flatulence humor, which is done 9 times.)
  2. The character of Pistachio Disguisey (while a nice guy) is very annoying and really stupid. He's too oblivious to know his surroundings in some scenes, constantly happy and creepily smiling with his eyes crossed all throughout the film. He basically has no identity outside making weird faces.
  3. There are deleted scenes and bloopers throughout the ending credits, all of which are overly long.
  4. There are constant disguise changes throughout the movie, with each character from the disguise somehow being more annoying than Pistachio himself. One, in particular, is his infamous turtle disguise, in which all he does is shout the word "turtle" in a Kermit the Frog-like voice for the whole scene.
    • To add insult to injury, this particular scene was seen the most in all these advertisements, so this was the main highlight for comedy. What a disappointment.
  5. Very weird story.
  6. Poor writing.
  7. Incredibly insulting scenes. One notable example is when Pistachio and his grandfather are finding an assistant for Pistachio. When they find Jennifer, they think she is cute and is a good assistant for Pistachio, but they say that there is just one problem with her, and that is because "her butt is too small".
  8. Awkward character names, especially for our main protagonists.
  9. Very anticlimactic final battle, Pistachio doesn't even get to fight Bowman, he only fights his father that is disguised as Bowman.
  10. No real ending. All that happens is Pistachio scaring Bowman by disguising himself as George W. Bush, pushing Bowman into a pool, and then Bowman farting in the pool.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The entire story and concept was interesting but was just done wrong.
  2. Jennifer is a likable character.
  3. The soundtrack is decent.
  4. The costume designs are pretty nifty.
  5. The Cuteness is an awesome dog.
  6. There are some quotes that were amusing including "This is what you're doing. This is what I want you to do! Any questions?"
  7. That fart jokes were funny at first (unfortunately, it ended up being so overused, with the joke becoming worse each time, that the movie killed the fart joke).

Reception

The film was panned by critics and audiences. The film holds a 1% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 2.3 out of 10 and a critic consensus that reads "An ill-conceived attempt to utilize Dana Carvey's talent for mimicry, The Master of Disguise is an irritating, witless farce weighted down by sophomoric gags." Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film with one star and stated "The movie is a desperate miscalculation. It gives poor Dana Carvey nothing to do that is really funny, and then expects us to laugh because he acts so goofy all the time." Matthew Turner of ViewLondon described the film as "a serious contender for The Worst Film Ever Made." and Richard Roeper stated "If The Master of Disguise had been a free cable movie - - well, I still wouldn’t have recommended it." Jim Lane of Sacramento News & Review awarded the film one star and stated "This pathetic junk is barely an hour long. Nevertheless, it still seems endless."

Box Office

The Master of Disguise opened up at #3 on its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $12,554,650. It would later make a total domestic gross of $40,388,794. In overseas markets, the film made $3,022,207. Overall, the film made a worldwide gross of $43,411,001 against its $16 million budget.

Awards and nominations

The film was nominated a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress, but lost to Madonna for Die Another Day.

Trivia

  • The Turtle Club scene was filmed on September 11th 2001. When word of the terrorist attacks reached the set, the cast and crew had a moment of silence.
  • Dana Carvey made this film for his children because the majority of his projects were not family-friendly.
  • As of right now, this was Dana Carvey's last film where he played a leading role.

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