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Is Anybody There?

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some disturbing images.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Drama
Length:
1 hr. 34 min.
Year of Release:
2009
USA Release:
April 17, 2009
DVD: November 17, 2009
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Featuring: Michael Caine (as Clarence), Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Thelma Barlow, Linzey Cocker, Adam Drinkall, James Gilbert, Garrick Hagon, Keith Hargreaves, Rosemary Harris, Ralph Ineson, Angie Inwards, Charli Janeway, Karl Johnson, Miles Jupp, Michael Keogh, Leslie Phillips, Ralph Riach, Elizabeth Spriggs, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Turner, Peter Vaughan, William Ilkley, Karol Steele
Director: John Crowley
Producer: BBC Films, Big Beach Films, Heyday Films, Rosie Alison, David Heyman, Mark Hubbard, Christine Langan, Peter Saraf, David M. Thompson, Marc Turtletaub
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that helps them both remember what magic is possible when life is lived to its fullest.

Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people’s home run by his parents. Whilst his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat, and his father copes with the onset of mid-life crisis, Edward is busy tape-recording the elderly residents to try and discover what happens when they die. Increasingly obsessed with ghosts and the afterlife, Edward’s is a rather lonely existence until he meets Clarence, the latest recruit to the home, a retired magician with a liberating streak of anarchy. Is There Anybody There? tells the surprising, touching story of this odd couple—a boy and an old man—facing life together, with Edward learning to live in the moment and Clarence coming to terms with the past.”

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