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Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now- retired Ruth and Alex haven't changed - they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth's niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people's attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carver's beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking. While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.(C) Focus

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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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

PG-13 for language and some nude images| See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USASee more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$238,491, 10 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,013,061, 21 June 2015

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lascaux Films, Latitude Productions, Revelations EntertainmentSee more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1

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Did You Know?


Morgan Freeman and Dianne Keaton are credited as being the singers of some of the songs heard on the film. See more »


The central characters say (two times) that they are buying an apartment on 1st Avenue and 77th Street and when they enter the apartment (also two times) it's clearly off Amsterdam Avenue on Cathedral Parkway, which is around 110th Street in West Harlem/Morningside Heights - more than 2 miles from where they are supposed to be. These two neighborhoods don't look alike at all. See more »


Alex Carver: Who would have thought that the whole of my life's work would be worth less than the room it was painted in?
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Featured in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton (2017) See more »


I Was Younger
Music by Max Calo
Produced by George Acogny and Max Calo
Published by © Aloopho Music (Sessiwede Inc.)
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