Indie Poster Premiere for The Great Buck Howard

January 20, 2009
Source: Cinematical

Poster Premiere for The Great Buck Howard

We've got yet another indie film vying for you attention to feature today. The Great Buck Howard premiered at Sundance last year and unfortunately ended up with some dismal reviews and minimal buzz. It has taken forever to finally get to theaters, and now Magnolia Pictures is putting it out on March 20th. Cinematical has debuted the official poster, which is just as bland and boring as the teaser. I bet you thought I was going to say "as the film"? I actually really enjoyed it and think it deserves a bit more praise than it's getting. And because this doesn't do a good job of explaining what it's about, I'll get into that.

The Great Buck Howard

When a law school dropout (Colin Hanks) answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant, he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician (John Malkovich) struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of a lifetime.

The Great Buck Howard is both written and directed by Sean McGinly, of The Truth About Juliet, Two Days, and Brothers previously. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 and is being distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Adam will be hitting limited theaters on March 20th this spring.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


I dont think it looks that dismal, it looks pretty good to me. Looks can be decieving though hence the bad reviews.

Scott McHenry on Jan 20, 2009


malkovich is awesome. colin hanks sucks.

Brian Ricci on Jan 20, 2009


I'm actually interested in this one, as well. I'll probably at least Red Box it.

Timothy on Jan 20, 2009


I agree that the both the teaser and the poster are bland but what dismal reviews? Most of the reviews were generally positive.

Ellen Field on Jan 20, 2009


aw haha, i really like this poster! also, this has nothing to do with the story, but yay tom hanks and colin hanks in the same movie :D!! makes me go "aww"

Susana on Jan 27, 2009

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