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.
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Critic Reviews for Hello, My Name is Doris
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.
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.
Field and director Michael Showalter (who also co-writes, with Laura Terruso) find humanity within the humour.
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.
Hello, My Name is Doris suffers from the loss of credibility at the end.
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.
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)
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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