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The Mesmerist (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery | 11 March 2002 (USA)
"The Mesmerist" is a twisted black comedy about a doctor who convinces a dying man's family to allow him to put the man in a trance and what happens when he descends into the after-world

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Gil Cates Jr.
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Cast overview:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Benjamin
Jessica Capshaw ... Daisy Valdemar
Howard Hesseman ... Mr. Valdemar
Jason Carter ... Dr. Pretory
Jo Champa ... Consuela
George Wyner ... Dr. Hoffler
Galina Jovovich ... Mother
Michael A. Goorjian ... Coroner #1
Richmond Arquette ... Coroner #2
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Based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story, "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," comedy 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 breaths. As the man descends in to the afterworld, he slowly discovers the answer to the ultimate question of mankind. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Mystery

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Quotes

Dr. Hoffler: It's not ethical to keep them in the dark!
Dr. Pretory: I'm a doctor! What care I for ethics?
Dr. Hoffler: But I'm a doctor too.
Dr. Pretory: Some doctor. I wouldn't trust you to water my ficus!
Dr. Hoffler: I'm an ethical doctor, and I am going to tell them.
Dr. Pretory: Well, now I see why most mad scientists have mute assistants!
Dr. Hoffler: Does anyone know any fun after-dinner games?
Consuela: We can have an orgy.
Dr. Hoffler: Oh, no, no, no. I was thinking more along the lines of a board game.
Consuela: We could have an orgy on a board.
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Rented it and liked it
30 June 2006 | by The_WagonSee all my reviews

I rented this and watched it today. I expected a decent movie, and that's what I got. It really was funny. The dark humor is very funny and I think anyone who likes dark comedies would like it. No, it's not as good as some dark comedies like Corpse Bride, but it's still an alright movie. There's not much to say about this movie. I've said all I can say now. It's funny, sort of stupid, and short. I like comedies like that. You know, the sweet and short kind? I don't want to watch a comedy if it's 3 hours long! This is short, but short to the point where you wish it could have been at least 10 minutes longer. It's not bad, it's not great, but it's a good, short, and funny movie. A rental.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,422, 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$11,422

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,422
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