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“5 Flights Up” teases dramatic arcs and directions, but it’s primarily a character piece about memory. It’s a surprisingly fussy movie, carrying a nervous energy typically reserved for more plot-driven efforts, but its momentum is valued, especially when articulated by stars Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. Director Richard Loncraine generates a New York City ambiance that’s fascinating, but the screenplay by Charlie Peters does most of the heavy lifting, capturing the rusty hinges of marriage and the panic of change with, at times, startling accuracy. “5 Flights Up” doesn’t always feel whole, but its perspective on aging and domestic partnership keeps the story engaging with periodic poignancy. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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