Is Anybody There?

Rated PG-13 92 minutes 2009

Wily old champ Michael Caine and coltish young challenger Bill Milner (Son of Rainbow) go toe-to-toe in a battle royal of maudlin about a cranky, heartbroken former magician and the sensitive but ghost-obsessed boy he meets when he moves into the kids’ parents’ senior citizens’ home in the North of England. Caine wins by a TKO in the eleventh round but it’s nip and tuck all the way, thanks to Peter Harness’ screenplay — no stone left unturned in the death department. Directed perfunctorily by John Crowley, who’s done better work — like Boy A. Costarring Anne-Marie Duff and Morrissey as Mum and Dad (95 min.).

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Official Site: isanybodytheremovie.com

Director: John Crowley

Writer: Peter Harness

Producer: David Heyman, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub

Cast: Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Rosemary Harris and Elizabeth Spriggs

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