The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker
  • 2017
  • Italy / France
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Virzì
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay
  • UK release: 20 April 2018

Ella (Mirren) is terminally ill, and her husband John (Sutherland), has a form of Alzheimer’s which only kicks in when required by the plot, so they decide to drive their trusty Winnebago to Florida. Meandering, mildly entertaining, tear-stained road trip that just about works thanks to the commitment of Mirren and Sutherland to their characters.  

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The Leisure Seeker

16 Apr 20183 stars

Schmaltzy road trip drama which stays on track thanks to stars Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland

You will require a high tolerance for schmaltz and dodgy American accents if you are to stand any chance of appreciating The Leisure Seeker. The English-language debut of Italian director Paolo Virzì (Human Capital, Like Crazy) turns Michael Zadoorian's…

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