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Desperate Acts of Magic by Gold Cap Films
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Bring Home Some Movie Magic!

"Fun. Inventive... What Makes This Film Impressive is an Unending Parade of Magic... Filmed Without Editing or Special Effects. 8/10"
- Mark Leeper's Reviews

"Engaging Performances"
- The New York Times

"Highly Likeable Comedy about magicians in all their trickery"
- Film Journal International

"Genuinely Hilarious gags"
- The Village Voice

Loaded With DVD Extras Including Commentary With Directors

BACKGROUND
Desperate Acts of Magic was inspired by Joe Gold's experience as a professional magician, performing over 500 kids' birthday parties, and entering numerous magic competitions. Joe wanted to make an authentic magic movie, showing great magic performed by a cast of professional magicians. Like a great musical where the songs and the story are seamlessly intertwined, Desperate Acts of Magic does the same, mixing story and magic as one. Our lead magic consultants were Tony Clark and David Regal.

SYNOPSIS
Jason is not the magician he wishes he was. Bored with his life as a computer programmer, he dreams of becoming a professional magician. Stacy achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street passing the hat to tourists, and picking pockets. They both have something to prove. The Brotherhood of Magicians Competition gives them one last shot at success. But as the sparks fly between them, will Stacy pull Jason into her life of crime?

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This movie has it's heart in the right place - it's cute and sort of fun, but really, it isn't quite able to overcome it's own cheesiness. One of the biggest problems is Joe Gold's decision to cast himself in the leading role. The guy is just not a very good actor. Perhaps he can skillfully convey the idea that he is perpetually constipated, but that's about it. This is made even more apparent by the fact the actors/actresses surrounding him do a fine job in their roles, and unlike him, are capable of more than one or two facial expressions and tones of voice. Also, the dialogue in some scenes was so poorly written and amateurish sounding it was just painful to listen to, and one scene in which the three main characters are riding in car together was so badly written I considered just giving up watching the movie all together. Then there's the ending, which may leave you wondering if maybe they just ran out of money and had to end the movie in a hurry. If so, I'm kind of glad they did.
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