5 FLIGHTS UP is a heartwarming ‘coming of age’ story about love, life and real estate. Currently playing in US theaters, it’s also available On Demand, on iTunes, and releases on Blu-ray this coming July 7, 2015.
Starring Academy Award® winners Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, 5 FLIGHTS UP follows happily married couple Ruth and Alex over one crazy weekend as they face the prospect of selling their now desirable Brooklyn apartment where they’ve lived for the past 40 years. They discover that finding a new home is not about winding down but starting a new adventure. The film also stars Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City), Claire van der Boom (Love is Now), Korey Jackson and Carrie Preston (True Blood, Happyish).
5 FLIGHTS UP is directed by Richard Loncraine; written by Charlie Peters; based on the novel “Heroic Measures” by Jill Ciment; produced by Lori McCreary, Curtis Burch, Tracy Mercer and Charlie Peters; and executive produced by: Morgan Freeman, Sam Hoffman, Richard Toussaint, Wade Barker, Gary Ellis, Bob Gass, and Judy Burch Gass.
Here’s the official trailer:
When Ruth (Diane Keaton) and Alex (Morgan Freeman) first moved to Brooklyn, it was the 1970s — years before gentrification, and years before they would realize that they won’t always be physically able to climb several flights of stairs just to get home. Still highly active, yet feeling the undeniable effects of age, the couple opts to put their apartment on the market. But the decision coincides with a flurry of problematic events. A trailer jackknifes on the Williamsburg Bridge and the driver inexplicably flees the scene, putting all of New York on an overblown terrorist alert. The couple’s dog becomes ill and the vet bill comes to $10,000. An overwhelming sequence of encounters with realtors, agents, and snotty bargain hunters only adds to their troubles.
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