Now here’s an unexpectedly charming on-screen couple: Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. The pair star in 5 Flights Up, in which they play a married couple moving from their long-time Brooklyn apartment now that the neighborhood has slanted entirely hipster. The trouble of course is finding a buyer and finding a home that’ll suit them in their twilight years.
Sounds simple and charming enough, and with this cast, it’s plenty to attract the big senior audience that just poured out to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at matinees across the country (seriously, don’t see a Meryl Streep movie at 2 PM on a weekday. You’d think you’re seeing a midnight showing of The Hunger Games).
Richard Loncraine (Wimbledon, Firewall) directs from a script by Charlie Peters and a novel by Jill Climent. 5 Flights Up opens on May 8. Here’s the full synopsis via IMDB, and watch the trailer below:
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.