5 Flights Up

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. –IMDB

5 FLIGHTS UP is opening in cinemas tomorrow – and it is a very disappointing movie. There is no chemistry between Diane Keaton (who plays Ruth) and Morgan Freeman (who plays Alex). Most of the story consists of interminably boring dialogue. Plot devices are contrived and the whole thing culminates in a cliched ending. The supporting characters are overacted, there are occasional memory flashbacks in which the younger couple act better than the present day ones. Morgan Freeman looks like he is just going through the motions. I was relieved when this one was over.