The Great Buck Howard
The Great Buck Howard is based on the life of The Amazing Kreskin. This man was quite talented, and quite a character, one of the original mentalists. John Malkovich plays Howard, who at this point in his life has long passed the peak of his career. He used to be a guest on Johnny Carson’s show, and now he’s playing to audiences in half-filled small town theatres.
Colin Hanks (yes, Tom’s son!) plays a law school drop-out who is trying to find his passion. He takes a job as Howard’s assistant, and learns more about the world of show business, and himself, than he expected. Emily Blunt is a publicist who comes in as a love interest. And Tom Hanks has a nice couple of scenes as the concerned dad.
Great cast, great story, really worth seeing.