Is Anybody There?

Poster for Is Anybody There?

Summer 2009 Summer Films series

Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by John Crowley

Screenplay by Peter Harness

Starring Michael Cain, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey

Rated NR · 1h 35m
United Kingdom

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Michael Caine’s aging magician “the Amazing Clarence” is losing his gifts. Sleight of hand doesn’t work so well when your hands (and memory) are shaky. So widower Clarence drives to an English retirement home, where time weighs heavily, even on the youngish couple (Anne-Marie Duff and David Morrissey) running the place. Their young son, Edward (Bill Milner), is so obsessed with death that he tapes last gasps of guests. In a set-up for life lessons, John Crowley’s (Boy A) film blends humor and heartbreak in Caine’s performance to make a small movie a richly satisfying one. Caine truly is magic. From P. Travers, Rolling Stone