6.4/10
2,798
22 user 58 critic

Elsa & Fred (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 November 2014 (USA)
Trailer
2:16 | Trailer
A withdrawn senior experiences life in new ways when he begins spending time with the free-spirited woman who lives across the hall.

Director:

Michael Radford

Writers:

Marcos Carnevale (original screenplay), Marcela Guerty (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Elsa & Fred (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Carnevale
Stars: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Born with a serious eye condition that eventually leads to his blindness, Bocelli nevertheless rises above the challenges, driven by great ambitions towards his passion. The silent pursuit of his daily mission continues.

Director: Michael Radford
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Jordi Mollà, Toby Sebastian
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.

Directors: Richard Lang, Noel Black
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek
5 Flights Up (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tony Ryder takes over his dead uncle's media empire while trying to keep quiet the mysterious circumstances of his death in a Palm Beach hotel room.

Director: Joseph Anthony
Stars: Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertson
Barrymore (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.

Director: Erik Canuel
Stars: Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Stars: Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish seaside village.

Director: Charles Dance
Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Set in 1943 Scotland during World War II, Janie is young housewife married to a man named Dongal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilation program, Janie and Dongal welcome three ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford
Stars: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first ... See full summary »

Director: Des McAnuff
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Nikki M. James, Diane D'Aquila
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on the late French jazz pianist.

Director: Michael Radford
Stars: Michel Petrucciani, Alexandre Petrucciani, Eugenia Morrison
Wild Oats (2016)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for five million dollars instead of the expected fifty thousand dollars. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demi Moore
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Elsa
Christopher Plummer ... Fred
Marcia Gay Harden ... Lydia
Wendell Pierce ... Armande
Jared Gilman ... Michael
Erika Alexander ... Laverne
Chris Noth ... Jack
Scott Bakula ... Raymond
George Segal ... John
Reg Rogers ... Alec
James Brolin ... Max
Sam Medina ... Taxi Cab Driver
Jackie Tuttle Jackie Tuttle ... Receptionist
Michael Hartson Michael Hartson ... Dance School Director
Deanna Meske ... Laura
Edit

Storyline

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroianni but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is ... Written by Unknown

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's never too late.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada | Mexico | Puerto Rico

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elsa and Fred See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,275, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$285,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$761,923
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Elsa and Fred were also in "In her shoes with Cameron Diaz. See more »

Quotes

Elsa Hayes: Life is long, and when you've lived so many years, and you do things, and you don't think when you're doing them, that they matter all that much. And then one day you wake up and you realize that you managed quite a bit, and so much so that you can't even remember all of it.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Elsa & Fred (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Music To Love By
Written by Leroy Williams (BMI)
Performed by Louisiana Blue Jays
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
lackluster at best
23 January 2015 | by goodone49See all my reviews

This movie wanted to set a mood and lure us in to the depression of old age while extracting us with the allure of romance. However, the movie just falls short. The mood is never quite right. The writing is sub par, and the acting (other than Shirley Mclain) is equally substandard. Not even Shirley can raise up such a bad movie. The plot was overly predictable, and in general, this one should be skipped. The reason you probably never heard about is that is just isn't good, which is unfortunate, because it had so much potential. Instead watch "Wrestling Earnest Hemmingway" for a much better version of spicing up life among older individuals.


7 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed