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5 Flights Up (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.


Richard Loncraine


Charlie Peters (screenplay), Jill Ciment (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Ruth Carver
Morgan Freeman ... Alex Carver
Cynthia Nixon ... Lily Portman
Carrie Preston ... Miriam Carswell
Claire van der Boom ... Young Ruth
Korey Jackson ... Young Alex
Michael Cristofer ... Larry
Diane Ciesla ... May
Josh Pais ... Jackson
Maddie Corman ... Friendly Lady
Miriam Shor ... Cool Lady
Gary Wilmes ... Mr. Vincent
Liza J. Bennett ... Mrs. Vincent
Ted Sod ... Mr. Rahim
Sterling Jerins ... Zoë


A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A coming of age story See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

PG-13 for language and some nude images | See all certifications »

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Filmed with the support of the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture &Television Development. See more »


The central characters say (two times) that they are buying an apartment on 1st Avenue and 77th Street and when they enter the apartment (also two times) it's clearly off Amsterdam Avenue on Cathedral Parkway, which is around 110th Street in West Harlem/Morningside Heights - more than 2 miles from where they are supposed to be. These two neighborhoods don't look alike at all. See more »


[first lines]
Alex Carver: [narrating] When Ruth and I first moved to Brooklyn, it was like an outpost. To our friends in Manhattan, we might as well have moved to Nebraska. It was out of fashion, but a good place for a struggling artist like me. And we liked it, which was good, because it was all we could afford.
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Have I Told You Lately
Written by Van Morrison (uncredited)
Performed by Van Morrison
Produced by Van Morrison for Exile Productions Ltd.
Engineered and Mixed by Mitch Glossop
1980 Exile Productions Ltd.
© 1989 Exile Publishing UK
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A Beautiful Movie.
11 May 2015 | by Genti22See all my reviews

Morgan Freeman hasn't really been acting recently,considering Dolphin Tale 2 where he was just phoning it in,but here he nails it.His chemistry with Diane Keaton is mind blowing,they are perfect for this roles.

Now the movie doesn't quiet transcend all the clichés but overall when u look at it it's just a real life beautiful movie about moving out from an apartment that they have been in for 40 years.

It's a movie that deals with a dilemma that we all maybe have or will be going through.Because we all have to move at some point in life,we all have to look for a new pace to live in,we all get old,and this is mostly this movie deals with.

You should take your whole family to see this movie,it's amazing,it's shot perfectly and overall just 92 minutes well spend considering all this rubbish that's been coming out recently.

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$238,491, 10 May 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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