Is Anybody There?

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Released 2009

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Director:
Jon Crowley , John Crowley
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13
Ten-year-old Edward lives in his family-run retirement home. While his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat and his father copes with the onset of a mid-life crisis, Edward leads an increasingly lonely existence until he meets Clarence (Michael Caine), a retired magician and grieving widower, who refuses to give in gracefully to old age. The two strike up an unlikely friendship which helps them both remember that magic is possible when life is lived to its fullest.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times

    It is also hard not to see remnants of a younger Michael Caine -- beautifully seductive and enigmatic all those years ago in "Alfie." He has said his wife cried when she saw the pe...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I can't really recommend the film, unless you admire Caine as much as I do, which is certainly possible.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    What balances the movie is Mr. Caine's exceptional portrayal of old age as the accumulation of a lifetime's experience. In his performance the child, the youthful rogue and the for...

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    Drama

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    Psychological, Coming of Age, Independent