Being There

Being There ★★★★½

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Watched on Criterion blu-ray (86/100).

Oh dear, it's been a while since I laughed this hard. Peter Sellers completely sells this character. It's so incredibly sharp and witty. That scene where Chance explains that he can't read and write, and the dude on the other end just takes it as "oh who has the time". I love how it's really critical of America (and the West) and really explains power structures quite well, and the media hyping people into position. It reminded of films like Network or even The King Of Comedy when it came down to the writing at points. Great film!

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