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The Last Magic Show (2007)

A young escape artist who believes he possesses magical powers has one chance at the "big time", but first must replace the love of his life: the stage assistant that broke his heart.

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Andy Conlan ...
Ronny Roman
Georgie Hill ...
Sarah March
Jade Collins ...
Celestine Richards
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Trevor Norton
Alexander Anderson ...
Henry Peters
Matthew Sunderland ...
Lemuel
Lucy Wigmore ...
Margot
David Christian ...
Victorio The Great
Julia Hyde ...
Charlotte
Daniel McAlpine ...
Lance
Molly Tramposch ...
Lisa
Jason Yang-Westland ...
Ronny Roman - 12 years old (as Jason Yeung-Westland)
Freya McKechnie ...
Charlotte - 10 years old
Shelby Sparnon ...
Sarah March - 9 years old
Timothy Raby ...
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The only thing darker than escape artist Ronny Roman's past is the "mystical power" he believes he possesses. Never having recovered from the shock of finding his assistant/girlfriend Charlotte in a compromising position with another man, his career now consists of childrens birthday parties and his volunteer job serving alcohol to terminal patients at a Hospice. But when he's offered one more chance at the escape of a lifetime, he is desperate to carry out the trick - but first he has to find a replacement for the assistant that broke his heart ... Written by Andy Conlan

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mortality | magic | magician | gothic | See All (4) »

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The heart is quicker than the eye.

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Comedy | Romance

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29 May 2008 (New Zealand)  »

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The picture of "Stella" is actually a photograph of the grandmother of Steven Price, one of the props builders. She was a screen and stage actress in New Zealand in the early 20th Century. See more »

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My Boyfriend's Name is Jell-O
by The Holiday Girls
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11 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is basically a student level film. Andy Conlon might think he's a genius in writing, directing & starring in his opus, but his acting is woeful. It's like watching (and listening to) a wooden Indian recite lines. There's no tone or connection. He kind of looks half right - but he just can't act !

Apart from the late Alexander Anderson, only Georgie Hill shows any beguiling skill level as an actor. The rest of the cast are either over the top out of control, or simply mugging to camera.

The lack of budget shows mainly in the lighting. Most of it looks like a tennis court at night, or service station forecourt. The Art Department is the sort of thing you'd expect from a local church group "putting on a show". Commendable but amateur.

Oddly enough the storyline has possibilities and in the hands of a better team, something could have been made of it. The traumatized magician trying to rebuild his life ...who winds up serving drinks to the terminally ill whilst wearing a silk top hat & tuxedo ...and stumbles into romance with a strange nurse who plays mini golf - is worthy of David Lynch lite.

In general though, it's a classic case of over confidence by the crew & cast who made this. It would probably get a pass mark as a film school exercise, but it should never have been released commercially - anywhere, on any format.


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