BEING THERE (Theater Release USA 1979)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Being There—shows off the talents of Peter Sellers—via the unique character of a man/child. This is an easy-on-the-mind teen/adult watch that gives high credit to the directing skills of Hal Ashby. The movie’s scenes flow smoothly and the story engages the heart.

Storyline

A gardener stumbles into the position of advising wealthy and politically powerful persons.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Hal Ashby for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jack Schwartzman and Merv Adelson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chance (Peter Sellers), Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine), Benjamin Rand (Melvyn Douglas), President Bobby (Jack Warden), Dr. Robert Allenby (Richard Dysart), Vladimir Skrapinov (Richard Basehart), Louise (Ruth Attaway), Thomas Franklin (David Clennon), Sally Hayes (Fran Brill), and Johanna Franklin (Denise DuBarry).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is Peter Sellers last film. It proves to be a perfect, gentle send-off for remembering his talents and contributions to the entertainment industry. Great work for all involved.

Ben Meyers

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