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The Mother of Invention (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 June 2010 (USA)
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A mockumentary about an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual young inventor award. The only problem is... he's never made an invention that works.

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Andrew Bowser (as Andy Bowser), Joseph M. Petrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Bowser ... Vincent Dooly (as Andy Bowser)
Jimmi Simpson ... Martin Wooderson
Kevin Corrigan ... Anton Pupkin
Ruby Wendell Ruby Wendell ... Jenny Balsam
Craig Anton ... James Gilmore
Dee Wallace ... Nancy Dooly
Mark Boone Junior ... Bill Dooly
Chris Hardwick ... Drake Wooderson
Dave Allen ... Dr. Henry Miller
F. Jason Whitaker F. Jason Whitaker ... Gunter Johansson
Bruce McKenzie ... Gordon Platt
Chris Franjola Chris Franjola ... Jerry Schwartz
Rod McLachlan ... Don Shanks - Diner Manager
Tim Venable ... Graffito Gone Inventor
Nicole Sessions Nicole Sessions ... Evian
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Vincent Dooly is an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual inventing award. There's only one problem... he's never made anything that's worked. Now, it's the last year he can enter and he has some stiff competition from Martin Wooderson, the smug wunderkind who has a long history of winning. But this time, Vincent has a plan... and it just might change everything. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Tedious, painfully tedious
10 December 2012 | by CameronWoodsSee all my reviews

The only positive thing I could possibly say is that it only takes twenty minutes to watch the last three quarters of the film on high speed fast forward.

I almost chuckled at the hat, but not quite. Not funny for a single moment. Repeating the same action, that wasn't funny the first time, fifteen times made it painful to watch.

I only watched this to see Kendall Ryan Sanders as his performance in Criminal Minds was simply stunning but he was only in this for two minutes and nothing that could show any of his superb talent. It is quite a tragedy that this fine young actor has so much trouble getting a role worthy of him.

Complete waste of time, couldn't be more disappointed.


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