Elsa & Fred (2008) Synopsis
ELSA AND FRED is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
And who would have guessed that, in this age of excess and one-upmanship, when bigger is always better, the year's most romantic screen...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Worth seeing just to admire how Argentine writer-director Marcos Carnevale avoids so much as a whiff of condescension.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A disarming Spanish dramedy of late-life love, speaks a universal language.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Sentimental, formulaic, predictable and shamelessly manipulative, Marcos Carnevale’s tale of late-life love is also genuinely heartbreaking...
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75

Chicago Tribune

Though recalling a truckload of antecedents, "Harold and Maude" and "Sweet November" among them, Elsa & Fred manages enough fresh touches...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A sweet but inconsequential romantic comedy.
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60

NPR

By Bob Mondello
By movie's end, director Marcos Carnevale has made it possible for you to see Elsa through Fred's eyes. Love has bloomed late -- but with...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The film may be fearlessly sentimental, but it is sturdy enough to provide rewarding major roles for two veterans, who are of an age when...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Elsa & Fred does graze against an interesting idea: that the vitality of our youths lives on in the prison of aging bodies.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
Will likely warm the cockles of your heart, even though it's hardly the stuff of great romance.
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If it's with China, don't missa

By cinephile_1
China Zorilla is a great actress, and it is always worth watching her. She would steal every scene. The woman is in her mid-eighties and still going strong. She is the Jessica Tandy of Argentinean...

Gives hope to growing old

By araysally
I LOVED THIS MOVIE! I have taken my parents and sister and they loved it too. We laughed and cried. At first I was turned off by the synopsis because the thought of an elderly couple falling in...

Loved it!

By claudiamarcela
This is one of the best movies I seen this year... Is so real and it gives me hope in the future... I would like to have Elma's attitud at that age for sure IT'S A MUST SEE MOVIE!...

Nope

By perrymicah46
I haven't seen it but the synopsis sounds really sucky!!! A love affair between two elderly people? I do NOT think anyone would want to see this movie. EVER....

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Rated PG | For Language and Some Mild Thematic Elements