Being There

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy

Deft tale of innocence's wisdom. Jerzy Kosinski's modern fable gets a terrific translation to the screen due to his tight screenplay, capable direction by Ashby, and a marvelous performance by Sellers, one unlike any other in his career. Simpleton becomes wealthy and famous, but flimsy idea goes on too long. MacLaine is funny as the sex-starved wife who...read more

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Being There - Official Trailer
02:45 — A sheltered gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, enters the world of politics when his employer dies. Low key blac (more…)
(Movie Clip) That Room Upstairs
Idiot Chance (Peter Sellers), now answering to Chauncey, with ailing billionaire host Ben (Melvyn Douglas), wife Eve (Shirley MacLaine) and physician (more…)
(Movie Clip) The Old Man's Dead
From the credits, first scene for Chance (Peter Sellers), who scarcely notices Louise (Ruth Attaway), bearing news of their employer's sudden death, i (more…)
(Movie Clip) Chauncey Gardiner
Aimless gardener Chance (Peter Sellers) fascinated by a Washington, D.C. shop window TV display, meets well-to-do Eve (Shirley MacLaine) who surmises (more…)

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Deft tale of innocence's wisdom. Jerzy Kosinski's modern fable gets a terrific translation to the screen due to his tight screenplay, capable direction by Ashby, and a marvelous performance by Sellers, one unlike any other in his career. Simpleton becomes… (more)

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