Being There (1979) (PG)
Join us in celebrating director Hal Ashby as we revisit 3 of his classic comedies. We continue with 1979's BEING THERE.
In this film adaptation of the 1970 novel of the same name by Jerzy Kosiński, an aging gardener with a childlike naïveté, hailed as a genius for his simplistic approach to life, rises by accident into the game of politics. The man is soon presented as a possible Presidential candidate although no one knows his true background.
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 96%, the Critics Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and refreshingly subtle, Being There soars behind sensitive direction from Hal Ashby and a stellar Peter Sellers performance.
Don't miss the rest of the series!
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Drama , Comedy
2 hr. 10 min.