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 its nip and tuck all the way, thanks to Peter Harness screenplay no stone left unturned in the death department. Directed perfunctorily by John Crowley, whos done better work like Boy A. Costarring Anne-Marie Duff and Morrissey as Mum and Dad (95 min.).
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