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Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now- retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear.

On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people’s attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carvers beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking.

While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well. 

  • Diane Keaton
    Ruth Carver
  • Cynthia Nixon
    Lily Portman
  • Morgan Freeman
    Alex Carver; Executive Producer
  • Richard Loncraine
    Director
  • Charlie Peters
    Screenplay / Producer
  • Lori McCreary
    Producer
  • Tracy Mercer
    Producer
  • Sam Hoffman
    Executive Producer
  • Jill Ciment
    Author of "Heroic Measures"
  • David Newman
    Music
  • Arjun Bhasin
    Costume Designer
  • Andrew Marcus
    Editor
  • Brian Morris
    Production Designer
  • Jonathan Freeman
    Director of Photography
  • Richard Toussaint
    Executive Producer
  • Wade Barker
    Executive Producer
  • Gary Ellis
    Executive Producer
  • Bob Gass
    Executive Producer
  • Judy Burch Gass
    Executive Producer
  • Curtis Burch
    Producer