Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hello, My Name is Doris 2015

     Doris meets the new art director John in the elevator.  She thinks he is very attractive and wonderful.  She starts doing everything she can to talk to him and get his attention.  She attends a self-help seminar with her Roz and she gets the idea to keep pursuing John.  Doris has led a very sheltered life living in Staten Island and taking care of her mother.  Her brother was too busy with his own life to help her with their mother.  Her mother has recently passed away and now she's on her own for the first time.  Roz worries that Doris will be hurt and she wonders about Doris getting dating advice from Roz's 13-year-old granddaughter?
     There are moments when you don't know what Doris is seeing is real or what she has in her imagination.  Doris is a very unusual person and her wardrobe is made up of Salvation Army finds.  She's not afraid to combine bright colors and patterns.  She also likes to pick up cast offs on her way to work and her home is pretty stuffed.  There are a LOT of very funny moments in this film.  Also, some times with Doris losing it!!  3 1/2*  (I liked this movie)

95 min, Comedy directed by Michael Showalter with Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kumail Nanjiani.

Note:  Imdb 6.7 out of 10, 83% critic 78% critic on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 3.7* out of 5* with 1266 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Los Angeles, California; New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York.  Sally Field is 69 years old and Max Greenfield is 35.

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