‘The Magic Life’ Trailer Risks Everything For a Dream

A young, lanky man is trying to pay his rent by dropping watermelons out of a hat on Hollywood Boulevard. He’s one of three subjects in the forthcoming documentary The Magic Life which profiles three magicians foolish enough to use your illusion as a profession.

The movie from Nelson Cheng follows a 17-year-old kid in a Beijing magic school, the aforementioned 25-year-old scruffy guy in LA, and a 32-year-old MBA-owning businessman who quits his job in order to pull rabbits out of hats for money.

It’s a solid trailer, and even if magic doesn’t seem compelling, it seems to ultimately be about following dreams – no matter what they are. Check out the new trailer for yourself:



A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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