Elsa & Fred

A romantic comedy for the ages.


Elsa & Fred
An English-language remake of the Spanish film of the same name, this is about a elderly widower (Fred) who feels disturbed, confused and alone. His daughter helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. She bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live, no matter how long, is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

97 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9.
Comedy, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

My goodness, you DO have a heart!
My goodness, you DO have a heart!

Credits

Cast
Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula, Chris Noth, George Segal
Director
Michael Radford
ScreenplayAnna Pavignano, Michael Radford
MusicLuis Bacalov
CinematographyMichael McDonough
EditingPeter Boyle
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2014
Produced byCuatro Plus Films, Defiant Pictures, Creative Andina, Rio Negro, Riverside Entertainment Group, Media House Capital

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomance
LanguageMild impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime97
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
0
Violence
0
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconClichés stroop gawe verhaal van sjarme.
10
Metacritic.com
9 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
23 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconRomance about aging and love is tender but falls flat.
5

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
619 users
12
Internet
1655 Netizens quote iconImplausible & bordering on offensive!
13

Average .. 47%

9

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