"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of ... See full summary »
When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »
"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroianni but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is ... Written by
It is an english language adaptation of a successful Spanish language film from 2005 with the same title. See more »
Life is long, and when you've lived so many years, and you do things, and you don't think when you're doing them, that they matter all that much. And then one day you wake up and you realize that you managed quite a bit, and so much so that you can't even remember all of it.
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it might only happen in your old wet dream but, there's always a possibility
okay, we have seen a lot of movies so far trying to either reminding the old male or female farts not to give up hope to have a possible second spring of their lives or still get the chance to have wet dreams or, a fair warning to their younger offspring to have some heart for their old ones not to take for granted that their old folks were just sticking to their couches or lying in their bedrooms awaiting the final call from the heaven or hell, they were still having some sexual desires to meet an old opposite gender to have a good time.
save it, will you? because there's no need to paint a lovely and hopeful picture for the old and dying generation. the possibility of meeting someone so late is actually zilch. life is not such an easy way to have some fun once you are standing at the bus stop or bus station, destination heaven or hell, with fuzzy blurry eyesight, loose teeth, stinking breath, hard hearing, shaky knees, itchy dry skin, dizzy drowsy brain, numb senses, bad digestion and appetite, constant farting and constipation, hoping that you might still get the chance to have a late staged final encounter of romance. that's just pure crap!
but i know you wouldn't give up so easily, right? so you decide to regularly visit the senior citizen center nearby, or coming down from your senior citizen apartment, into the 1st floor meeting room, to find some opposite old gender to start up a new relationship and 2nd romance. then you would suddenly rejuvenate as a young man and full of energy and hope again, getting up every morning feel like a young man, start humming frank sinatra's songs? or, you decide to go to the church more, lingering behind after the service,hope to meet some handsome old dudes or attractive old grannies?
the reason why you shamelessly become so interested in all of these activities is because you might somehow get lucky to meet a lonely widower or widow, you might get the chance to flirt with him or her? what a shameless old dog you are. you should stay at home, stay in your couch and snooze off. :)
this movie is just another untruthful, ridiculous and stupid drama that could only happens in a movie. when an old fart's bathroom medicine cabinet piled up so many medicines that you have to take on a daily, duly and timely schedule, you don't need to add one romance dosage to cheer you up and feel alive and young again. you just wish after taking so many pills everyday, you don't get kidneys stones or kidney failure and worst of all, a chronicle constipation. this film is the ultimate insult to the old and dying generation.
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