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, Offensive Language104 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
91%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

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.

2.0
0

Old people can be funny

Trust me, I know because I ocasionally make myself laugh. They just aren't funny in this movie which is blatantly trying to cash in on the success of Le Weekend and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Watch those again and give this a miss. Two stars for at least trying to appeal to an audience over the age of 20.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

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.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

Old people can be funny

Trust me, I know because I ocasionally make myself laugh. They just aren't funny in this movie which is blatantly trying to cash in on the success of Le Weekend and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Watch those again and give this a miss. Two stars for at least trying to appeal to an audience over the age of 20.

2.0
0