5 FLIGHTS UP (M)
PASSED IN AS NO BID DEAL, US, 92 MIN
It is hard to extract a high old time from a maddeningly mild production like this when the stakes involved are so exceedingly low. Will ageing married couple Alex (Morgan Freeman) and Ruth (Diane Keaton) sell their million-dollar Brooklyn apartment in time to whack their money down on that million-dollar Manhattan crash-pad they’ve been eyeing off? And if that ain’t enough, will their elderly pet pooch Dorothy return to her adorable tail-wagging ways after a big operation on her arthritic little legs? A chemistry-free Freeman (the good-natured grizzly-bear of this tale) and Keaton (going all fluffy-bunnies at the drop of the hat) generates more dead air than an untuned radio. Costars Cynthia Nixon.