These days, it seems almost impossible to bring up Being There without some unimaginative goon coming along and comparing it to Forrest Gump. That’s unfortunate, because if, like me, you’ve got little patience for that particular Zemeckis opus, you may be inclined to skip Being There altogether. This would be a grave mistake. The big difference between the two films is that Gump wants to be an important film, but in doing so, it achieves the opposite. Being There, on the other hand, has no such aspirations and manages to become an important film because it isn’t trying so hard. And if you’ve never seen the film and think you know everything there is to know about Peter Sellers, then Being There will show you the actor as you’ve never seen him before.
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