The Wendell Baker Story

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The Wendell Baker Story is a lackadaisical comedy of quirky characters and situations, but ultimately the lazy narrative bores instead of charms.

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Movie Info

Career con artist Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) discovers he has a talent for straightening out tense situations. Following his release from jail, he decides to pursue a new career in the hospitality industry, and winds up at a retirement home. His new boss (Owen Wilson) is a mean-spirited man who steals the residents' money and treats them like slaves, and tries to involve Wendell in his schemes. Instead, Wendell casts his lot with the residents and helps them fight back.

Cast & Crew

Luke Wilson
Wendell Baker
Andrew Wilson
Director
Mark Johnson
Producer
David Bergstein
Executive Producer
Tracee Stanley Newell
Executive Producer
Ray Angelic
Executive Producer
Steve Mason
Cinematographer
Harvey Rosenstock
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Critic Reviews for The Wendell Baker Story

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (25)

Audience Reviews for The Wendell Baker Story

  • Jul 06, 2009
    Don't get all pissed off cause I am about to say"Wendell..you rock"!~
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2008
    The cast in this movie is probably one of my favorite casts I've seen in awhile. Luke, and Owen Wilson star alongside Eddie Griffin, and Eva Mendes. However there are three supporting actors who steal the show, no surprise why they stole every scene they were in becasue they are three of the best actors of all time, Kris Kristofferson, Seymour Cassel, and the great Harry Dean Stanton. I really enjoyed the movie funny and different, just one of those smaller indie movies that come along every once in awhile and surprise the hell outta you.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2007
    Thoroughly amiable effort by the Wilson clan.
    William G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2007
    I was UNlucky enough to catch this pile of dreck in a small, independant theatre. Easily one of the years worst films!
    Michael S Super Reviewer

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