Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)



Critic Consensus: Hello, My Name Is Doris is immeasurably elevated by Sally Field's remarkable performance in the title role, which overpowers a surfeit of stereotypical indie quirk.

Movie Info

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, her company's hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time.more
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter
In Theaters:
Box Office: $14.2M
Red Crown Productions


Sally Field
as Doris Miller
Beth Behrs
as Brooklyn
Max Greenfield
as John Fremont
Peter Gallagher
as Willy Williams
Elizabeth Reaser
as Dr. Edwards
Don Stark
as Uncle Frank
Jack Antonoff
as Baby Goya Band Membe...
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Critic Reviews for Hello, My Name is Doris

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (26)

A sharp dramedy focusing on the romantic stirrings of a lonely office worker, played with considerable wit and verve by the 69-year-old Sally Field.

Full Review… | April 22, 2016
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The best thing about Hello, My Name Is Doris is that nothing gets resolved in the expected movie fashion. The story will make you laugh, no question, but it will also make you deeply uncomfortable, and we mean that in the best way.

Full Review… | April 21, 2016
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

Field and director Michael Showalter (who also co-writes, with Laura Terruso) find humanity within the humour.

Full Review… | April 21, 2016
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A small vehicle, simple and altruistic, but it rises to joyous consistency because Field grips us with her dependable blend of quirks for nearly every frame she occupies space.

Full Review… | May 10, 2016

Hello, My Name is Doris suffers from the loss of credibility at the end.

Full Review… | April 29, 2016

... thanks to Sally Field's sweet mix of drama and comedy, Hello, My Name is Doris is more than Pretty Woman on hormone replacement therapy, it strikes a universal note by exploring fear.

Full Review… | April 22, 2016

Audience Reviews for Hello, My Name is Doris

Hello, My Name Is Doris is one of those life affirming character studies that begs you embrace it like a warm hug. The idea of a senior citizen aggressively pursuing a man half her age is a bit incongruous. The fact that John truly enjoys her company keeps her optimism flowing. The script clearly wants us to laugh at her delusional behavior. In the hands of Sally Field, the individual is rather delightful. Actress Tyne Daly plays Roz, Doris' best friend. Roz isn't afraid to dish out some tough love truth. She's pretty wonderful in her part too. The problem is, Doris veers a little too close to pathos for comfort. Her crush develops into something so intense that her unmarried hoarder personality veers into the uncomfortably pitiful. There's a thin line between love and stalking. Nevertheless, it's an absolute joy to see the veteran actress, who turns 70 this fall, be the star of a movie. Sally Field is fantastic and the #1 reason why I still heartily recommend this film.


Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

Field plays eccentric old lady to perfection but can not save this too predictable script. Any movie with Stephen Root and Caroline Aaron in it can't be that bad. Hollywood throws a bone to the over 60 crowd. (3-26-16)

John C

Super Reviewer


I kept thinking of how creeped out and disgusted I would be if it was a man playing her part... I think love is love and we can't help it but her character was made to look desperate and pathetic and that's not attractive at any age.

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