Watch Elsa & Fred
- 1 hr 34 min
Elsa & Fred is a heartwarming romantic comedy-drama movie released in 2014. The movie stars Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, two veteran actors who bring life to their respective characters, Elsa and Fred. The movie follows the story of two senior citizens who fall in love in the most unexpected way. The movie opens with Fred moving into the apartment across the hall from Elsa, who lives alone in her apartment. Elsa is a free-spirited and adventurous woman who has lived life to the fullest. She is a lover of art, literature, and travel and lives every day to the fullest. On the other hand, Fred is a conservative and reserved man who seems to have accepted his fate of old age and loneliness. However, Elsa's never-ending enthusiasm and positive outlook on life spark a flame in Fred's life.
As the story unfolds, we learn that Elsa is terminally ill and only has a few months to live. Elsa and Fred's love story begins to blossom when Elsa challenges Fred to step out of his comfort zone and enjoy life. Elsa takes charge and shows Fred how to enjoy life's little pleasures. Together, they embark on several adventures, including taking a ride on a hot air balloon, a visit to a bathhouse, and a trip to Rome, where they replicate the famous scene from La Dolce Vita at the Trevi Fountain. Through their adventures, Elsa and Fred discover a new lease on life and learn to appreciate life in all its small joys.
However, Elsa and Fred's love story faces many challenges along the way. Elsa's daughter (played by Marcia Gay Harden) disapproves of their relationship and tries to sabotage their love. Fred's family also becomes concerned about his new-found interest in life and tries to intervene by putting him into a senior living community. Despite the challenges, Elsa and Fred's love only grows stronger as they support each other through difficult times.
Shirley MacLaine's performance as Elsa is nothing short of brilliant. She portrays the character's zest for life in a convincing and heartwarming manner. MacLaine effectively brings out Elsa's quirky and unconventional personality, which makes her the perfect match for Fred's reserved and timid nature. Christopher Plummer also gives an amazing performance as Fred. His portrayal of the character's transition from a lonely and reserved man to a confident and adventurous partner is marvelous.
The movie's cinematography is also outstanding, as it captures the essence of the characters and their surroundings. The scenes shot in Rome and the hot air balloon ride are visually stunning and create a beautiful backdrop for the blossoming love story between Elsa and Fred.
Overall, Elsa & Fred is a beautiful movie that will tug at your heartstrings. It is a celebration of life, love, and the joy of living in the moment. The great performances, wonderful script, and beautiful cinematography make this movie a true gem.
Elsa & Fred is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 49.