The Mesmerist
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The Mesmerist
Science allows a man to cheat death and continue to be a thorn in the side of his family in this dark comedy. Mr. Valdemar (Howard Hesseman) is a wealthy but ill-manned man who is elderly and in poor health. Knowing he doesn't have long to live, Valdemar agrees to take part in an experiment by Dr. Pretory (Jason Carter), an eccentric hypnotist. Pretory wants to discover what happens to a man if he is under hypnosis at the point of death, and so as Valdemar is taking his last few breaths, Pretory puts him in a deep trance. Hovering somewhere between death and life, Valdemar is able to… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"None of the film is as funny or clever as Cates and screenwriters Ron Marasco and Michael Goorjian ... seem to think."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"A horribly over-acted; tiresome sort of Naked Gun on crystal meth."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
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