Elsa & Fred (2014)

Elsa & Fred (2014)

Elsa & Fred (2014)

Romantic comedy starring silver screen royalty in Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine, about an elderly couple who realise it's never too late for love. A remake of the 2005 Spanish film Elsa y Fred.

2014Rating: PG, Infrequent coarse language104 minsUSA
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Elsa & Fred (2014) / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Michael Radford’s remake of Marcos Carnevale’s 2005 Spanish language movie (Elsa y Fred) features Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer as the wrinkly romantics. It’s a crumblies’ rom-com; a tale so old that some of the clichés have since grown up and had clichés of their own. Give in to the charms of the two leads and it’s a warm, witty, joyous, life-affirming tale of two oldies finding love in their golden years.

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Variety

Variety

There isn’t a single moment here that feels original or spontaneous.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie's too-cute concept yields more rewards than you might reasonably expect.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

For every charming moment between the two leads, the film offers annoying bits of overstatement.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Though the issues are heavy, the execution is light, enjoyable, but it keeps "Elsa & Fred" closer to "Sleepless in Seattle" than Fellini's deliciously deep Roman affair.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This misfire of a cornball romance is so tone-deaf, so utterly lacking in screwball snap and visual punch, that viewers will find it hard to care whether or not the aging lovebirds end up in each other’s arms.

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