The Leisure Seeker Reviews

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August 19, 2019
Although the well-intentioned premise of aging with dignity is painfully realistic at times, other times not, the love story of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer is mismatched with mishaps of a road trip comedy.
May 4, 2019
Never rises above the mediocrity and predictability it so frustratingly presents to us.
February 13, 2019
Mirren and Sutherland are a very strong duo, and they carry The Leisure Seeker through its endless strange shifts in tone...
January 27, 2019
The film veers close to poor taste - she's cancer-stricken, he's addled with Alzheimer's - and Italian director Paolo Virzi does let scenes drift on, but the stars keep things on course to the emotional close.
January 6, 2019
It's a slow and bumpy film but Mirren and Sutherland are excellent; Ella and John are flawed and real, as she discovers a decades-old betrayal and he rages at her first love from 50 years ago.
December 30, 2018
The Leisure Seeker isn't a bad film, but its sluggish pace, inexplicable changes between the film and the book, and some corny dialogue keep it from being great and distract the attention from the impressive central performances.
September 7, 2018
Something just doesn't quite gel here with a rambling script that too often leans on cliche to get by.
August 28, 2018
Sadly, the film is further proof that, beyond putting them in adult diapers, Hollywood has no idea what to do with its elders.
August 14, 2018
To a younger crowd, this movie may not resonate, but "The Leisure Seeker" - while surely hitting a few bumps along the way - is an endearing trek.
June 21, 2018
Come for Mirren and Sutherland's performances and you won't be disappointed, but don't expect to be impressed by much else.
June 21, 2018
Thankfully Sutherland and Mirren prop up the film despite its tonal disparity... But the couple's spirited performance can't rise above a film that covers some fairly depressing material.
June 19, 2018
The film's shifting tones, swinging wildly from amusing to sad, upbeat to sentimental, may be intentional, but result in a bumpy ride.
June 15, 2018
It's one of those movies that makes you feel rather sad for everyone concerned with making it.
June 14, 2018
This movie will either touch you with its genial brand of poignancy, or torment you with its mawkish manipulation of your emotions.
June 13, 2018
[The Leisure Seeker] is a predictable scenario. It can't be anything else. But these two great talents invest it with humanity and courage in the face of its inescapable home truths.
May 2, 2018
The picture would be close to unbearable without the presence of Sutherland and Mirren. Neither is anywhere near his or her best.
April 25, 2018
Mirren and Sutherland make this a film that's impossible to write off.
April 23, 2018
Memento the film is not.
April 23, 2018
Mirren and Sutherland just about keep the ship afloat.
April 23, 2018
It's hard to sentimentalise something as nasty as Alzheimer's, but The Leisure Seeker certainly gives it a try and only the wily acting of Mirren and Sutherland save this anodyne production from artistic oblivion.
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