'Disguise' is a dud
By BILLY NORRIS
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 12, 2002
Movie: The Master of Disguise
Summary: Pistachio Disguisey (Dana Carvey) has an innate ability to disguise himself as anyone, a trait passed down through his family and used to fight evildoers. This time he must use his skills to rescue his abducted parents.
My view: This film is a total waste of Dana Carvey's comedic abilities. He really is talented, but this movie makes him look like a fool. The movie is so ridiculously short (67 minutes) that they spend about 10 minutes, while the credits roll at the end, to show a multitude of Carvey's "characters" for the sole purpose of extending the length. They appear to be outtakes, but these characters have nothing to do with the movie! Afterward, I ran into a mom who took two 9-year-olds and a 4-year-old to see the film, and they loved it. Despite that, I can't recommend it to anyone.
[Columbia Pictures ]
Dana Carvey is The Master of Disguise.
Least favorite part: I still can't figure out why I laughed at some of the things I laughed at.
Recommendations: Since kids around ages 7 to 9 love silly, potty humor, they'll have a field day with this one. But that's about the only audience.
- Billy Norris, 14, is in the ninth grade at Seminole High School and is a former member of the Times X-Team.
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