Fred Won't Move Out (2012)

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With levity and sadness, two grown children and their aging parents struggle with the decision whether the older generation should stay in the house where they have lived for fifty years. Shot in the house where the director's parents lived for close to fifty years shortly after they moved out, the film's semi-autobiographical story is memorably acted by a small ensemble cast led by Elliott Gould. Shot in sequence in three weeks with a heady mix of improvisational work by both author Richard … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Richard Ledes
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On DVD: Jun 13, 2013
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It has a great many shots of trees, leaves and insects and some story gaps.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is recognizable pain throughout Ledes' film. Yet it never pushes through to anything beyond a surface portrait.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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This carefully observed slice of life is dragged down by the dreary and distracting hand-held camerawork.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
New York Post
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Except for a subplot about a missing cat that suggests that Fred may be considerably dottier than he appears, the movie gets almost everything right about the uncomfortable moment when grown children are forced to be their parents' parents.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
New York Times
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Mostly, it captures how old age decimates even the people who don't suffer from it.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012
Village Voice
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This thoughtful but exceedingly modest miniature will be best nursed within the festival circuit.

Full Review… | June 26, 2012
Variety
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