Fred Won't Move Out

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Richard Ledes
Production: Independent Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
74 min

go shopping right now.

Okay, Captain!


I told her not to

use the front door.

She keeps doing that.

So... so just

tell me what happened?

So Susan, you know,

she went unconscious again,

so I called the

ambulance and I...

I had to get

in with her

and I waited until

she was admitted.


And... and then

when I came home,

I saw that your father here

just collapsed on the ground

and he couldn't

get up.

You know, I'm sorry I don't

know how long that he was there

and I can't be in both

places at the same time.

No, no, no.


I'm in the barn!




Come here, sweetie.

- Hey mom!

- Listen,

I want you to

remember that

Fred doesn't like people going

out the front door, right, huh?


What were you

doing in the barn?

Me and Gran Susan

used to have tea there.

I haven't heard you call her

Gran Susan in a long time.

What's that?

It's an emerald frog.

It's from when we

used to have tea.

Hey, you know, umm,

I want you to

hold on to this

and you show this

to Gran Susan, okay,

a little later on?

And then when it's done you

give that right back to me

I've got to put it back

where it went, okay?

Right now I'm

going to the store.

You come with me please.

Go close the barn,

do it first though.

You know, Fred, I've been

thinking about this time

before Carol

and... was born,

you left grandma here to

take care of me in the house.

And I went away to play

with a friend at his house

or something like

that and I came back

and grandma must have

gone out to go shopping

because there

was nobody here

and the door

was locked

and I couldn't

get in the house.

But grandma had

left me a note.

I found it on the door

and it said,

the schlizzle is in

the hunschdizzle.

I didn't know what the

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Richard Ledes

Richard Ledes is an American filmmaker and writer based in New York City, best known for his 2012 feature film drama Fred Won't Move Out about Alzheimer's disease starring Elliott Gould and Fred Melamed. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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