Elsa & Fred

Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: November 7, 2014 (limited) - November 7, 2014 (USA)
DVD: December 30, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Wendell Pierce, Jared Gilman, Chris Noth, Scott Bakula, George Segal, James Brolin


After losing his wife, Fred (Christopher Plummer) moves to a small apartment, where he meets Elsa (Shirley MacLaine), a youthful woman who teaches him to live life to the fullest. The two have a whirlwind romance, despite the protest of their friends and family.

When Fred discovers that Elsa has a terminal illness, he decides to take her to Rome to live out her lifelong dream of reenacting a scene from La Dolce Vita at the Fontana di Trevi.

Director: Michael Radford
Studio: Millennium Entertainment
Producer(s): Edward Saxon, Matthias Ehrenberg, Nicolas Veinberg, José Levy, Ricardo Kleinbaum
Screenplay: Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford
Official Site: ElsaandFred.com

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  • 1 star "Unconvincing plot and emotions."
  • 5 stars "This love story is great for middle aged to older couples who will identify with it. We need more stories like this. There is already too much violent and sci fi movies out there now."