Taglines: A coming of age story.
Alex Carver is walking his dog and getting coffee for his wife, Ruth. Through Alex’s narrative, it is known that they are moving soon and that an open house is scheduled for their apartment tomorrow. Their niece Lilly arrives at their apartment and walks through with Ruth how to prepare for the open house. She tells Ruth that the apartment could be worth as much as $1 million. As Alex returns to their apartment, he has a flashback to when he and Ruth first moved in forty years ago and laments how the neighborhood has changed and that how he will miss the place when they leave.
Alex enters the apartment just as Lilly is leaving. Whereas Lilly is very eager in setting up potential buyers for the open house the following day, it can be seen that Alex is not as excited about it. Alex is a painter and he has many paintings lying about in his studio, which Lilly has asked him to tidy up prior to the open house.
As he and Ruth are discussing the open house (again, Alex is not eager about the idea of them moving) it is suggested that the reason they are moving is because they are getting older and living in an apartment without an elevator will become increasingly inconvenient. Just as they are talking, Dorothy whimpers and they bring her to the vet. Meanwhile, the news is showing that a fuel tanker is disabled on the Williamsburg bridge.
5 Flights Up (released in the United Kingdom as Ruth & Alex) is a 2014 American drama film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Charlie Peters, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. The film is based on the novel Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment. The film was released on May 8, 2015 by Focus World.
5 Flights Up
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Freeman, Alysia Reiner, Carrie Preston, Miriam Shor, Claire van der Boom, Joanna Adler, Sterling Jerins, Maddie Corman
Screenplay by: Charlie Peters
Production Design by: Brian Morris
Cinematography by: Jonathan Freeman
Film Editing by: Shani Ginsberg
Costume Design by: Arjun Bhasin
Set Decoration by: Alexandra Mazur
Music by: David Newman
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some nude images.
Studio: Focus Features
Release Date: May 8, 2015