Is Anybody There? details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Thelma Barlow, Michael Caine, Linzey Cocker, Anne-Marie Duff, Garrick Hagon, Rosemary Harris|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted, Cockneys and Zombies, Duvet Day, England Expects, HD Family, HD Family Fun, HD Films, Hidden Gems|
Is Anybody There?
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Sep 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
A quiet boy bonds with the elderly in this drama starring Michael Caine...
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No Harold and MaudeBy a customer from Winchester , 22 Apr 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]but a pleasant and likeable film nonetheless. There are few surprises as most of the plot is completely predictable, although a pleasant surprise for me is that Michael Caine can act after all! He is very credible as the curmudgeonly Clarence losing his marbles and in fact all the performances are great, more than making up for the weak script.
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Just right for a Sunday afternoonBy J159937 (17 reviews) from Worthing , 20 Sep 2011A pleasant enough film. Michael Caine believable as an ageing man who's starting to suffer from Dementia but still with a spark of fight left in him.
A little bit of black humour alongside the regular sort but quite true to life.
Sort of a Sunday afternoon film when you're stuffed full of a big roast dinner!
Superb acting and great story lineBy a customer , 13 Aug 2011Occasionally we get to see Michael Caine as a great actor; this is such an occasion.He is absolutely brilliant and with a superb supporting cast , this is a joy of a film.
IS ANYBODY THEREBy a customer , 04 Aug 2011A touching but never sentimental film about the friendship between a young boy and a elderly magician in a care home in the 80s.
The film is nicely put together and the era is affectionately portrayed boasting some tremendous performances from its british cast - in particular michael caine as the old man bearing a world of regrets but who's redemption comes in the strangest form .
Tremendous actingBy BLit (3 reviews) from Newhaven , 15 Jul 2011I really must echo others and say that this is one of Michael Caine's best performances ever. The film is funny and sad and the interaction between Michael and Bill Milner is heartwarming. Let's hope Bill stays in the acting game as he has tremendous potential. A very good family film, perfect for Sunday afternoons.
An exercise in manipulationBy a customer , 28 Jun 2011This film thinks it's magical and touching. It's not. It's cynically manipulative and ultimately depressing.
The cast list is amazing and all actors involved make the most of a lame script and uninspiring direction.
Michael Caine and Bill Milner act their socks off but to no avail.
I really couldn't recommend this film to anyone.