In "5 Flights Up," an upcoming Hollywood comedy about Brooklyn real estate, Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton play an older couple who moved to Brooklyn when it was "out of fashion." Now the borough's "filled with hipsters," and the couple wants to sell their fifth-floor walkup. Their realtor, played by Cynthia Nixon, whose Sex and the City character Miranda was the first of the girl gang to move to Brooklyn, has some pretty absurd ideas of how to sell the place. She boils cinnamon before showings to give the space a "homey" feel. "Light is money!" is her slogan.
The plot includes some classic open house drama, like a visitor who just loves open houses but doesn't actually want to buy, and a young girl who asks if she could grow weed in the house. The movie also follows the couple's dive into the dreary New York real estate market. At one point, Freeman's character reads an ad he likes for an apartment in the newspaper, before Keaton has to break the news, "That's our listing."
"5 Flights Up" hits theaters May 8.
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