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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.

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writers:

Charlie Peters (screenplay), Jill Ciment (book)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

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A coming of age story See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Flights Up See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$238,491, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$1,020,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,679,847
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at Steiner Studios Brooklyn, New York. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Ritrovarsi
Performed by Max Calo
Music and Lyrics by Max Calo
Produced by George Acogny and Max Calo
Published by &copy Aloopho Music (Sessiwede Inc.)
Sesac/Sacem
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Possibley the tamest movie ever made
4 August 2015 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

Ruth & Alex are getting a little long in the tooth to handle the stairs to the apartment they bought when they were young. So they feel pressured to buy a new place.

This is exactly what happens. Expect no drama, no twists, no confrontations or hilarious antics. You really are just watching Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton buy a new house.

When the flash backs of their youth come they are fleeting and sparse.

Enjoyment of this movie depends greatly on the viewers mind-set. If you are feeling fragile or in the mood for something very gentle and subtle (this is as gentle and subtle as it gets)with out a hint of danger or drama then this is for you. If you are looking for something more (anything more) this is probably going to feel very, very long.

Great production, acting, the characters are interesting and endearing - but be prepared NOTHING happens.


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