by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Welcome to another segment of Flashback Friday. Have you ever heard of the 2002 film, The Master of Disguise? This must be one of the most underrated movies of all time. It’s a fantastic family comedy film with awesome costume designs, hilarious and well thought out script, and over-all enjoyable plot. I feel like not enough people know about this film as they should because when I reference it or talk about it most people haven’t even seen it or heard of it.
The plot focuses on an Italian waiter, Pistachio Disguisey, who fights off a criminal mastermind with his power of many faces and voices. He’s so good, that imitation could be his superpower. In fact, it even runs in his family. He can perfectly disguise himself as anything whether it be male, female, a bunch of cherries, or even grass. Pistachio didn’t know of his abilities until one night he witnesses his father being kidnapped.
His grandfather shows up and explains that his father and his mother are in danger because their arch nemesis, Devlin Bowman, has them captured. Bowman wants to use Pistachio’s father’s skills to help him steal treasures and art from all around the world. Pistachio begins his training and teams up with his assistant Jennifer Baker. Together they embark on a hysterical adventure.
If you haven’t seen this film, you should. It’s a perfect family film to watch for the weekend and believe me, you’ll crack up at the different costumes and voices of the characters. My favorite is the Turtle Club scene where he disguises himself as a turtle man. I mean literally he has a shell, a green suit, glasses, is bald, and folds his lips like a turtle and in a Kermit, the frog kind of voice says, “Am I not turtlely enough for the Turtle Club? Turtle! Turtle!” Another great line is, “Get it? Got it? Doubt it?” Hope you guys check out this film next movie night. ‘til next time.