The Leisure Seeker by Michael ZadoorianLos Robina han compartido una vida maravillosa durante más de sesenta años. Ahora, con ochenta y tantos, ella tiene cáncer y John sufre Alzheimer. En su afán por vivir una gran aventura, estos dos “viejos sin suerte” huyen de la supervisión de sus hijos y de sus médicos, que parecen controlar sus vidas, y se escapan de su casa a las afueras de Detroit decididos a vivir unas vacaciones prohibidas para volver a descubrirlo todo.
Con Ella como atenta copiloto, John conduce su autocaravana Leisure Seeker del 78 por las carreteras olvidadas de la Ruta 66 hacia Disneylandia, en busca de un pasado que les cuesta mucho recordar.
Aun así, Ella está decidida a demostrar que, en la vida, siempre se puede repetir… aunque todo el mundo te diga que no.
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The Leisure Seeker review: Helen Mirren hits the road for a crushingly funny Alzheimer’s comedy
And he can still drive, though sometimes he weaves, attracting cops. When they stop at campgrounds, she hangs up a sheet outside the van and projects their home movies to jog his receding memory. Other campers watch too, warming themselves around the fire of a half-century romance. And yet, despite its low Rotten Tomatoes score, the film was nominated for the top prize at the Venice Film Festival and earned Mirren her 13th Golden Globe nomination. He was a kind, thoughtful guy, as we see when he urges the hoodlums who assault them to consider night school — it might turn their lives right around. Yet he does, and precise memories pour out.
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H elen Mirren and Donald Sutherland take to the road in this soppy bittersweet heart-sinker — depressing in various intentional and unintentional ways. Lovably impulsive oldsters Ella and John infuriate their uptight children played by Christian McKay and Janel Moloney by heading off in their cranky old Winnebago for a last road trip in the sunset of their lives, despite their frailties. They are cheerful, gutsy, secretly scared of the future and by imminent revelations about their shared past. John is a retired literature professor in the first stages of dementia, given to attempting animated conversations about Ernest Hemingway with baffled waitresses in various diners. For her part, Ella has to take pills for her aches and pains, and the agonies of caring for John are taking their toll. Sutherland has the marginally less thankless role as a man entering his second childhood: a snowy-haired babyface of blankness.
The film is flawed but the stars make it a moving portrait of a marriage
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