Release date:April 17, 2009
Studio:Big Beach Films
Starring:Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Leslie Phillips
Sir Michael Caine gives one of the finest performances of his career as a retired magician who reluctantly enters a family-run old age home in John Crowley's "Is Anybody There?" 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 (played by "Son of Rambow's" 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. With a supporting cast that includes Anne-Marie Duff ("The Magdalene Sisters"), David Morrissey ("The Deal"), Rosemary Harris ("Spider-Man") and Leslie Phillips ("Venus"), "Is Anybody There?" tells a charming story about growing up and growing old, and the unpredictable adventures that happen along the way.