Fred Won't Move Out
Fred Won't Move Out (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2013
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It has a great many shots of trees, leaves and insects and some story gaps.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

There is recognizable pain throughout Ledes' film. Yet it never pushes through to anything beyond a surface portrait.

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Peter Gerstenzang
Village Voice

Mostly, it captures how old age decimates even the people who don't suffer from it.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

This carefully observed slice of life is dragged down by the dreary and distracting hand-held camerawork.

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Guy Lodge

This thoughtful but exceedingly modest miniature will be best nursed within the festival circuit.

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