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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 92 min
Life Itself tells the story of one comic and eventful weekend in the life of Ruth (Keaton) and Alex (Freeman), an aging New York couple who have finally decided to sell their Brooklyn apartment of 40 years. They fear that they are getting too old to... read more
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Life Itself tells the story of one comic and eventful weekend in the life of Ruth (Keaton) and Alex (Freeman), an aging New York couple who have finally decided to sell their Brooklyn apartment of 40 years. They fear that they are getting too old to climb the stairs, and Ruth’s realtor niece (Nixon) has convinced them that they can make a small fortune on the sale. Alex, an artist, and Ruth, a former schoolteacher, are enticed by the prospect of suddenly having more money than they ever dreamt possible. But as they prepare for the open house, the couple’s beloved little dog gets sick and has to be taken to an animal hospital, and New York City suddenly goes on high alert when a truck gets jack-knifed on the Williamsburg Bridge and the driver flees the scene. Over the course of this hectic weekend, Ruth and Alex are swept along as every shift in the breaking tanker story makes the real estate market spike and trough. As the bids fly, Ruth and Alex reflect upon on all the memories that they have shared in their home during the course of 40 happy and fulfilling years together, and they realize that sometimes happiness can’t be measured as easily as square footage or asking prices.

Original Release

09/05/2014

US Release

05/05/2015

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Cast

Morgan Freeman Alex Carver
Diane Keaton Ruth Carver
Carrie Preston Miriam Carswell
Cynthia Nixon Lily Portman
Alysia Reiner Blue Leggings Woman / Blue Leggings
Josh Pais Jackson
Claire Van Der Boom Young Ruth
Sterling Jerins Zoë / Zoe
Liza J. Bennett Mrs. Vincent
Gary Wilmes Mr. Vincent
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Directors

Richard Loncraine

Writers

Charlie Peters, Jill Ciment

Cast

Morgan Freeman Alex Carver
Diane Keaton Ruth Carver
Carrie Preston Miriam Carswell
Cynthia Nixon Lily Portman
Alysia Reiner Blue Leggings Woman / Blue Leggings
Josh Pais Jackson
Claire Van Der Boom Young Ruth
Sterling Jerins Zoë / Zoe
Liza J. Bennett Mrs. Vincent
Gary Wilmes Mr. Vincent
Joanna Adler Justin's Mother / Boy's Mother
Jimmy Palumbo Cab Driver
Hani Furstenberg Mrs. Schuyler
Eric Sheffer Stevens Mr. Schuyler
Hannah Dunne Debbie
Grace Rex Erica
Maddie Corman Friendly Lady
Miriam Shor Cool Lady
Jackie Hoffman 'Eh' Lady
Violet Krumbein 'Tomatoes' Lady / 'Tomatoes' Woman

Producers

Gary Ellis Executive Producer
Morgan Freeman Executive Producer
Bob Gass Executive Producer
Judy Burch Gass Executive Producer
Sam Hoffman Executive Producer
Richard Toussaint Executive Producer
Morgan Freeman Producer
Lori McCreary Producer
Tracy Mercer Producer
Charlie Peters Producer
Curtis Burch Producer

Editors

Andrew Marcus

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