almost 3 years
If you don't get this, it is really slow. When you do get it, it is brilliant.
over 5 years
Subtle satire on how we see ourselves in others.
almost 6 years
My favorite Peter Sellers film, and sadly his last; hilarious and original
over 6 years
For a film where nothing happens it sure is fucking proud of itself
over 7 years
Wonderfully paced and acted; Sellers is superb and this film has a good heart.
A very creative screenplay and an amazing performance of Peter Sellers.
Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Adapted from the 1971 novella written by Jerzy Kosinski, the screenplay was coauthored by Kosinski and Robert C. Jones. The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard A. Dysart, and Richard Basehart.
Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Sellers was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The screenplay won the 1981 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Film) Best Screenplay Award and the 1980 Writers Guild of America Award (Screen) for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium. It was also nominated for the 1980 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.
Being There was the last Peter Sellers film to be released while he was alive. The making of the film is portrayed in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, a biographical film of Sellers' life.
Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of a wealthy man in...