Trailer Watch: Is Anybody There?

You like to smile, right? I thought so. That being the case, watch this trailer:

In John Crowley’s Is Anybody There? (called Is There Anybody There? in its original UK release), Michael Caine stars as “a retired magician who reluctantly enters a family-run old age home. Set in a seaside English town circa 1987, Is Anybody There? charts the unlikely friendship that develops between Caine’s proud, acerbic old performer and the death-obsessed young son [Son of Rambow’s wonderful Bill Milner] of the home’s overwhelmed owners. Written by Peter Harness, who draws from his own experience growing up in a retirement home, Is Anybody There? brings a rich humor as well as a rigorous honesty to its portrait of different lives colliding under one roof.… Is Anybody There? tells a charming story about growing up and growing old, and the unpredictable adventures that happen along the way.”

The supporting cast includes Anne-Marie Duff (The Magdalene Sisters), David Morrissey (The Deal), Rosemary Harris (Aunt May from the Spider-Man films) and Leslie Phillips (Venus).

It’s all too easy these days for a trailer to quote some critic or another saying that a new film has one of the finest performances of an actor whose career has spanned more than a few decades — but I wouldn’t be too surprised if Stephen Farber is right about this one.

Is Anybody There? opens in NY and LA on April 17, 2009. No word yet on a wider release.

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 13:40 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: Trailers

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  1. Written by milesperminute
    on 2009-03-12 at 21:39
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    :D You were right, I couldn’t help smiling. This movie looks like it will combine a few of my favourite things; Michael Caine, magic, and unbearable cuteness.

    Doesn’t look like it will hit theaters where I am, but I guess I’ll have to pick it up on DVD.

  2. Written by Lethal Interjection
    on 2009-03-17 at 00:23
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    Is this a sequel to The Prestige?

    Joking.

    I’m torn between whether it will be too much feel-goodery for my pallette and the fact that there are parts that intrigue me. I’d like to see more trailers before I’d be convinced one way or the other.

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