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      Elsa & Fred

      PG-13 Released Nov 7, 2014 1 hr. 44 min. Romance Comedy List
      33% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 51% 500+ Ratings Audience Score In New Orleans, a feisty retiree (Shirley MacLaine) and her new neighbor, an uptight widower (Christopher Plummer), discover that it's never too late for true love and romance. Read More Read Less

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      Georgan G Seeing 2 great actors in an this drama/romantic/comedy was a delight. MacLaine is her usual vivacious self, with Plummer the character who changes. This might not hold as much interest for youngsters, but for older viewers it shows how good life can be--right up to the end. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/23 Full Review pam s It was a totally charming movie. Two great actors. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review andrea k Spoiler alert.. There is nothing charming, funny or romantic about having an adventure at the expense of others. The scene of their running out of he restaurant fleecing the restaurant and the wait staff sends the wrong message. I found her character lacking, even fleeing the scene of the fender bender was not endearing or cute. It could have been an enjoyable movie if she was more likeable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review isla s I liked the characters in this film. I found it funny at times and sad in others. I thought Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine seemed to get on well on screen and I liked the typically outrageous and rebellious nature of her character (Elsa). This is an easy and enjoyable watch. I'd recommend it, yes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I love Shirley MaClaine and I like Christopher Plummer but this movie didn't do it for me. Very slow moving and at times downright boring. The romance between Elsa and Fred just wasn't believable and honestly felt one-sided. Even the scenes in Rome and the tie-in to the movie La Dolce Vita didn't help much. I liked Scott Bacula as Elsa's son but Marcia Gay Harding was downright annoying as Fred's daughter. This is a good concept for a movie-two people finding love late in life, but it could have been a lot better. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Elsa and Fred is not an awful movie is just a pretty bland one. Movie has a few chuckles but not nearly as funny as it could’ve been. Story wise that you’re predictable romcom fair just with an older couple. The movie goes through all motions and it’s an OK watch. There is nothing offensive or groundbreaking here. An average film all around. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/29/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Considering the CVs of all involved (not least Radford, who was Oscar-nominated for Il Postino) this remains little more than a gooey footnote. Rated: 2/5 May 4, 2015 Full Review Benjamin Lee Guardian The film is so lightweight, it almost doesn't exist. Rated: 2/5 Apr 30, 2015 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times Unlike so many American remakes of foreign films, this reboot improves on the original, mostly because it takes full advantage of the star power of its English-speaking cast. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 18, 2014 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com A distracting cocktail of contrived ideas and easy resolutions. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 6, 2019 Full Review Ben Nicholson CineVue It stars Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer as a pair of neighbouring oldies, struggling to breathe life into a staid scenario with rote characters, but the duo's undeniable quality manages to warm things up. Rated: 3/5 Apr 5, 2019 Full Review Kathy Fennessy The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Elsa & Fred is only so-so. Aug 21, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In New Orleans, a feisty retiree (Shirley MacLaine) and her new neighbor, an uptight widower (Christopher Plummer), discover that it's never too late for true love and romance.
      Director
      Michael Radford
      Executive Producer
      Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Hewitt, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Angel Losada Moreno, Gary Preisler
      Screenwriter
      Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford
      Distributor
      Millennium Films
      Production Co
      Cuatro Plus Films, Defiant Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 7, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
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