Lowell Brown, aka Mr. Presto, is a struggling children's magician who subscribes to a free-spirited philosophy while living out of his van. His brother Ray is a straight-laced, no-nonsense ...
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Sharing a small apartment with his sleepy French bulldog, an unmotivated thirty-something slacker lands a job at a Quick Lube, to be close to the shop's beautiful manager. Has he found a new purpose in life? Is there still hope?
Lowell Brown, aka Mr. Presto, is a struggling children's magician who subscribes to a free-spirited philosophy while living out of his van. His brother Ray is a straight-laced, no-nonsense high school guidance counselor. When Lowell is mistaken for a hit man who is hired to kill a local small town politician, the brothers are uprooted and brought together in a tailspin adventure.
As an aspiring filmmaker, myself, I can't help but admire this film. The tiny cast and crew (with almost the entire crew being one autuer) do so much with so little.
It's clever, it's well-done (especially for a film of its means), and it's funny af. Frankly, I think anyone that's just getting into filmmaking needs to watch this movie. It is essentially a lesson in doing the best you can with what little you have, and it succeeds triumphantly. I found it inspiring and motivating--like it was telling me "stop overthinking it, you really can make a movie with what you've got," and I love it for that.
The only thing I can even imagine being an issue with some people is that it has its moments where it feels amateur-ish, but anyone who has an issue with that, especially in a film with a budget and skeleton crew like this.
Mr. Presto for 2020.
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