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5 Flights Up (2014)

Director:
Richard Loncraine
AKA
Ruth & Alex
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Coming-of-age
NORWEGIAN TITLE
5 Flights Up
RUNNING TIME
92 minutes
Producer:
Curtis Burch
Morgan Freeman
Lori McCreary
Tracy Mercer
Charlie Peters
Screenwriter (based on a novel by Jill Ciment):
Charlie Peters


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Alex Carver Morgan Freeman
Ruth Carver Diane Keaton
Lilly Cynthia Nixon
Young Alex Korey Jackson
Young Ruth Claire van der Boom
Miriam Carrie Preston
Zoe Sterling Jerins

 

Review

In this mild-mannered film, Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton are an ageing New York couple who've decided to put their elevator-less Brooklyn apartment on the market and look for a simpler place to live. As the process of dealing with real estate agents, holding open-house showings and engaging in bidding rounds goes along, they rediscover what once brought them together and the life they've built and lived in their current apartment over the past forty years. Freeman and Keaton make a congenial couple, and the film does quite well to pull the plug on the galloping real estate market while director Richard Loncraine moves it along at an agreeable pace. The film's best quality is perhaps putting elderly love on the agenda. It's a pleasant viewing, as long as you don't expect too much of it and as long as you can bear Keaton's manic reactions and an inevitably mushy finale.

Copyright 29.12.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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