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.
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
|Principle Cast||Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney|
|Screenwriter||Michael Zadoorian (novel), Stephen Amidon (screenplay)|
|Run Time||112 minutes|
|Genre||Adventure, Comedy, Drama|
|Premier||Venice Film Festival 2017|