The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker - The GBY

I have no personal experience with Alzheimer’s Disease.  That said, I really enjoyed this movie.  I thought Helen Mirren’s portrayal of Ella was delightful, just the right balance of love and frustration.  Even when faced with a shock, she displays a believable amount of outrage and forgiveness.  Donald Sutherland’s John is exasperating, charming and convincingly confused.  Through their many travails, he loves his wife.  Janel Moloney (I’ve been a fan since The West Wing) and Joshua Mikel play their children, trying to do the right thing in spite of their parent’s wishes.  The movie kept a good pace and the scenery was beautiful.

Our Rating:

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER

 

Official Synopsis

Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John and Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer can catch up with them.

The Leisure Seeker – interview at TIFF

 

Overview

Principle Cast Helen MirrenDonald SutherlandJanel Moloney
Director Paolo Virzì
Screenwriter Michael Zadoorian (novel), Stephen Amidon (screenplay)
Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi
Editor Jacopo Quadri
 
Run Time 112 minutes
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Premier Venice Film Festival 2017

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