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




Good morning!

Good morning!

Come on.

Stand, Susan.

Stand, Susan.


Step, it's right here.



I'll give you eh, three,

four minutes in there.

Good job, my Susan!

Okay. And slowly...

no, no, I haven't let you go.

See, I'm right here.

I'm right here.

Right here.


Susan miracle...

Hey, hey, okay.

Here we are.

Fred, come and eat.

Eat, eat, eat.




Mr. Avidma.

Good morning, Susan!

Whoop dee doo!


Fred, sit.

Queen Victoria.

Yeah man.

- Thank you!

- You're welcome!

Did you sleep well?

Did you dream?

Oh, yes.

Yes, yes.

What did you dream?

That I was

going upstairs.

Very good!

Let me hear you

say the line,

"but wait there's more."

"But wait there's more."

Far too realistic.

Far too genuine.

You've got to

make it totally phony.

TW again.

"But wait, there's more!"

What do I do when Fred starts

talking about his dead cat?

Well, you... you play

it by ear that's all.

Play it by ear.

You remind him very nicely

that it's dead, or not.

I mean, as soon as

it's alive it's just...

it's just going to

forget it's dead again.

How much Nova

did you get?

Pickles and lox killed

more Jews than Hitler,

we'll be fine.

Can I listen to

music or something?

Sure, 10 minutes.

Did you hear me

say 10 minutes?

Yeah, sure, whatever.

When he's up there by

himself we have no idea

what medication

he's taking, how much.

I'm sure he's been

taking her medication.

I mean, Victoria is

just a nurse's aide.

He's the one

who's responsible

for physically

giving her medicine

and then he

has to take his.

I agree, it's

totally nuts.

I forgot the

cream cheese.

Oh, don't even

worry about it.

I'm sure I'm going to have

to make a supermarket run.

I mean, he tries to go

to the store himself,

he forgets what he's

supposed to pick up.

It's insane that he's

even driving, if you ask me.

I know.

Listen, did you

get the three everythings?


You know, he hasn't

even paid his taxes yet?

You're kidding me!

That's unbelievable!

This has got to stop.

This has got to

stop on this trip.

That's the end.

Lila, come on!

Hi dad!

Robert, hi!

- Captain!

- Grandpa!

- How are you?

- I'm good!

Oh, you're so

grown up for your age.

Thanks! Everyone

in my school is.


How are you doing, dad?

Oh, I love you!

I'm going to go

see where Susan is.

- Hello!

- Hi!

Hi! Nice to see you too!

Did you bring a

book with you?


Hi mom!

Hi! Oh, it's okay.

It's just me.

It's Carol.


You're having

a good rest?

Do you want anything,

something to drink, refreshment?

I'll have water.


Okay, good!

- Nothing for me, thanks.

- Nothing for you?


Do you remember?

You're not sure?


You don't know.

Hey, look who's here.

Lila came.

You think you

had saltines?

- No.

- No.

Okay, all right!

That's all right.

Look, I'm going to

be right back, okay?

- You rest some more.

- Okay.

I love you!


Victoria! Can you

come in here a moment?

Yes, Ms.?

Did my parents

get saltines today?

Yes, I gave them

this morning.

Well, I just want

to make sure

it's clear that the reason

Susan takes saltines

is to keep her blood

pressure up so...

I... I know...'re the

one who told me.

I know, but it seems

like we're almost out.

Umm, okay.

You know, Fred,

sometimes he forgets

to do the shopping.

And I... I refused,

I told them I wouldn't,

I'm not going

to drive that car.

No, no, no, no,

you're totally right.

I'm so sorry.

You know what I think

we're going to do,

and then I'm going to

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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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