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Being There

Being There
Being There
Being There
  • PG
  • 2h 10m
  • 1979
Certified Fresh95%
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What would happen if the American public got the leader it deserved? Peter Sellers plays an innocent and illiterate gardener who ends up the most influential man in Washington, D.C.--simply by Being There. Gentle and slow-witted Chance (Sellers) tends a garden on a palatial estate and knows nothing of the outside world except what he sees watching television. Then a limousine hits him, and everything changes. Elevated to celebrity status by the limousine's powerful passenger, Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine), Chance charms everyone, including the President of the United States (Jack Warden). Can his simple but wise gardening metaphors solve the country's complex problems? Chance helps peace grow and flourish in this comic, cautionary fable about the power of simplicity.
© 1979 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh95%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and refreshingly subtle, Being There soars behind sensitive direction from Hal Ashby and a stellar Peter Sellers performance.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:December 19, 1979
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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