• Is Anybody There? (2008)

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Release Date: April 17th, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

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

Production Co: Big Beach, Heyday Films

Distributors: Big Beach Films

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  • No one could save Is Anybody There? from its treacly self and Michael Caine doesn't, but he gives it a grand try. show more

  • While Caine and young Milner make for amusing adversaries, it's nice to see Crowley paying respect to his elders by populating the retirement home with a number of familiar faces, including those belonging to Rosemary Harris, Sylvia Syms and longtime "Coronation Street" resident Thelma Barlow. show more

  • All of this is at once predictable and implausible -- a two-hander of a story so overplotted and overpopulated that by the time it's winding up, the question isn't so much Is Anybody There? as it is, "Why on earth are so many bodies here?" show more

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