Hello, My Name is Doris (Netflix)

2017 At the movies November 2017 Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the November 2017 Edition

Starring: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly

Director: Michael Showalter

“A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.”

It is highly unlikely that the general public will buy into the plotline of this movie. But hey, many have probably dreamed about it. Here we have a unique and eccentric woman who is cute and adorable in her own way (as only Sally Field could be), pursuing a romantic fantasy and chasing down a dream of romance with an office coworker who must be 30 years her junior. She lives alone following the death of her mother and among the random collection of prized articles that only a hoarder could possibly care about.

Still Sally Field is just wonderful in this movie. She is delightful and funny yet you can’t help but feel some compassion for her obvious loneliness. She missed the boat, so to speak, in order to take care of her ailing mother. The movie takes us to her daily work and nightlife and thoroughly engages you.

Sally Field received numerous best-actress nominations for her performance in this movie including: the AARP Movies for Grownups; Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Casting Society of America; Women Film Critics Circle Awards and more.

The IMDB rating is 6.7/10 based on about 13,846 viewers.

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