Is Anybody There? (2008)
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 114
- Fresh: 74
- Rotten: 40
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Profoundly (and some would say pleasurably) formulaic, the film possesses scant cinematic energy, relying wholly on the familiar transformation of a grumpy old man into an infectiously weepy humanist.
Fresh: Michael Caine raises this odd-couple comedy to highly agreeable levels.
Fresh: [A] funny and moving drama about the mysteries of the grave.
Fresh: Occasionally wistful, often melancholy but always charming.
Sir Caine's perfect acting in addition to the perfect complement of humor to the storyline make this film a sublimely hour of full cinematic joy.