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 hie meets Clarence (Michael Caine), a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age. The 2 strike up an unlikely friendship that helps them both remember what magic is possible when life is lived to its fullest. Bill Milner and Rosemary Harris costar.
Garrick Hagon,Linzey Cocker,David Morrissey,Anne-Marie Duff,Bill Milner,Michael Caine
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.