04 Jan

Elsa and Fred

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: B+

It’s not hard to love a movie like Elsa and Fred. First of all we’ve got Shirley MacLaine, American icon, gifted actress, amazing spirit. She plays Elsa, an eccentric woman looking to get the most out of her life. Then there’s Christopher Plummer, still a heartthrob, debonair as ever, as Fred, Elsa’s love interest. Add in strong performances from Marcia Gay Harden as Fred’s daughter, Christopher Noth as Fred’s slacker son-in-law, Erika Alexander as Fred’s caregiver Laverne, and Scott Bakula as Elsa’s son, and we’ve got an all star cast.

This is a story about family, and it’s also a love story – and a story about choices, and life choices. These characters could be any age – we can all relate to their struggles and desires.

Such a treat!

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