Being There

Being There

DVD - 2001
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Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to the president of the United States and a powerful but dying tycoon.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 BEI NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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U_Yongsterz
Mar 30, 2018

The comment below was plagiarized by a vicious, trolling, hateful, little monster.

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MontMoroc
Oct 28, 2017

I love this movie and for a single reason: It tells a story with minimal exposition and simplicity. Peter Sellers plays his part with admirable restraint and the rest of the production elevates his performance. Sometimes I think that a good drama does not need multiple story arcs or fancy effects to resonate with audiences. This film shows the truth of that powerfully, while leaving it up to us (the viewers) to create meaning from what we have seen. The hold of the mass media over our collective imaginations has never been presented in quite such a funny way, with the possible exception of Paddy Chayefsky's Network.

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tuan_canada
Oct 17, 2017

Surprisingly good movie.

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annveerman
Jul 10, 2017

A classic. Seemed a little slow moving compared to current movies. Consistently amusing. A statement on the upper class? How can they see a simple man as prophetic? 3/5

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sdswbob
Jul 06, 2017

A GREAT movie! !Subtle humour, but VERY funny! One of my ALL TIME FAVOURITES!!!

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strider643
Jul 05, 2017

I genuinely love this movie. The whole process is moving, hilarious, and poignant. Peter Sellers is excellent, actually the whole cast is tremendous. The mansion is staggering and the perfect location for this film gem. And the ending is so true! Life is a state of mind.

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xiaojunbpl12
Nov 10, 2016

clever plot, subdued comedy.

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Charlie68
Aug 06, 2016

A subtle comedy that builds as the movie gets going. Peter Sellers does a great job a someone raised on TV and then is forced to deal with real life. Some parts are hard to believe, but generally fun.

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annanina
Feb 14, 2016

The movie is unquestionably one of the best ever produced by American cinematography. I watched very recently an old movie titled "Billy Budd" and based on an H. Melville's novella. The main character of Billy Budd, a young sailor, somehow reminded me of Chancey Gardner. (Both the movie and the novella are highly recommended.)

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blkops33
Dec 05, 2015

Now get this honkey, I don't take no jive from no union messenger!

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Laura_X May 15, 2015

This is just like television, only you can see much further.

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coryegan
Feb 18, 2013

"Life is a state of mind"

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vickiz
Jan 07, 2009

I like to watch.

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vickiz
Jan 07, 2009

As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.

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