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The Mesmerist
The Mesmerist
Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw, Howard Hesseman, Jason Carter, Jo Champa
Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Genres: Comedy
UR     2006     1hr 35min

Based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story, "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," The Mesmerist revolves around a doctor who convinces a dying man's family to allow him to put the man in a trance as he takes his final brea...  more »

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Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw, Howard Hesseman, Jason Carter, Jo Champa
Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Creators: Michael A. Goorjian, Barbara De Fina, Gerald Stetson, Jack Ernandes, Kostas Sommer, Manuel Nardi, Michael Feifer, Nick Gaitatjis, Peter Stepin, Ron Marasco
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Ron Howard
Studio: New Light Ent
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/13/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"Yes I'll pray for Daddy"
John D. Page | usa | 07/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This little movie caught me off guard and had me rolling in the floor with laughter. Howard Hesseman(Head Of The Class, WKRP) is a riot as a father who is just a little past Attila The Hun and he rules over his daughter with a ruthless hand. He is about to die and as his daughter arrives with boyfriend in tow(Neil Patrick Harris), he swears in no small measure that he will never let Neil have his little girl. Enter the quack of the title who plans to hypnotize the old boy so that his last moments are pain free. Problems is he dies while he is still in the trance and things become very strange after that.
The comedy of horrors is very well made and the cast is great, but make no mistake Harris and Hesseman are the show here as they square off over the girl. Hessemans final threat to Harris and Harris' "prayer" for Hesseman are side spliting fun and will have you backing up to hear them more than once.
Very much worth your time and sure to make you smile."
I'm reminded of Mel Brooks
Hannah Durkee | 09/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It might be George Wyner, but these movie had a very Brooks style sense of humor.
It's not for everyone, but if you like dark comedy and Neil Patrick Harris, you will really like this movie."