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5 Flights Up aka Ruth & Alex
This film is about 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.
15 August 1970, New York City, New York, USA
29 November 1960
4 March 1982, USA
21 July 1970, Gainesville, Florida, USA
4 June 1960, USA
March 07, 2016While the plot might be the flimsiest, the characterisation actors Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton bring to this film turns it into a small delight.
October 04, 2015It's all very cosy and undemanding, but Keaton and Freeman are such amiably engaging screen presences you will probably enjoy spending the time in their company.
May 07, 2015What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation.
August 12, 2015It is hard to extract much of a high old time from a production like 5 Flights Up when the stakes involved are so exceedingly low.
June 07, 2016Boy does Keaton look great in a New York apartment. Just the sight of her standing in a tiny living room is a statement against suburban life.
August 19, 2015As storytelling, 5 Flights Up is remarkably clumsy: the narrative strands never knit together, the well-intentioned messages are awkwardly spelt out, and the stakes remain low. That said, it's an easy film to watch.
May 08, 2015A couple of pros, playing attractive characters in an amiable yet topical story.
November 12, 2015Completely reliant on the warmth and goodwill generated by its stars (rather than, say, its writing), this AARP-oriented dramedy strikes all the familiar chords.
May 07, 2015The movie ends just as you expected it to end, and there are almost no surprises along the way.
May 08, 2015Sometimes you see a play and you can imagine it being a movie. Sometimes you see a small movie like this, and you can imagine it working better as an intimate stage play.
July 20, 2015If you're looking for a film completely free of loud explosions, raised voices or anything actually happening, you can't go wrong with this fusty New York fairytale.
May 08, 2015What begins as a sweetly sentimental story ends up being cloyingly melodramatic.