About the Film | 5 Flights Up Movie Synopsis | Focus Features


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 Carvers 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. 

Ruth Carver - Diane Keaton

Lily Portman - Cynthia Nixon

Alex Carver; Executive Producer - Morgan Freeman

Director - Richard Loncraine

Screenplay / Producer - Charlie Peters

Producer - Lori McCreary

Producer - Tracy Mercer

Executive Producer - Sam Hoffman

Author of "Heroic Measures" - Jill Ciment

Music - David Newman

Costume Designer - Arjun Bhasin

Editor - Andrew Marcus

Production Designer - Brian Morris

Director of Photography - Jonathan Freeman

Executive Producer - Richard Toussaint

Executive Producer - Wade Barker

Executive Producer - Gary Ellis

Executive Producer - Bob Gass

Executive Producer - Judy Burch Gass

Producer - Curtis Burch