Skip to main content

PG-13| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Edward (Bill Milner), 10 years old, lives in a house his financially strapped parents converted into a nursing home. Though he doesn't like having elderly housemates, he searches for evidence of an afterlife by recording their dying breaths. When Clarence (Michael Caine), an aging magician, moves into the home, Edward finally has a chance to make a real friend.

Cast: Michael Caine , Bill Milner , Anne-Marie Duff , David Morrissey , Rosemary Harris , Elizabeth Spriggs , Leslie Phillips , Peter Vaughan

Director: John Crowley

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Big Beach Films

Is Anybody There? (2008)

Release Date: April 17th, 2009|1 hr. 32 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
See all critic reviews on
  • May 24, 2009 ncfrrst
    Report This User

    A sobering look at old age, all the big questions and learning that reaching out to others and making a positive impact in the lives of others is still the best way to go. Michael Caine was made for this role, he was great. A flawed but darn good and quite moving film.

  • May 13, 2009 SlsPro110
    Report This User

    Great acting, great movie. Tired of the rock 'em, sock 'em movies always getting the acclaim when movies that have actual acting in them get ignored. This is a moving movie about life and how being elderly and youthful are beautiful. It will make you laugh and cry. Michael Caine should get the Academy Award for this one.

  • May 02, 2009 Nlf918
    Report This User

    Awful and depressing

similar movies

  • Philomena (2013)

  • Brick Lane (2007)

  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

  • Home (2008)

  • Rabbit Hole (2010)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings