The Leisure Seeker

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  112 min.
In theatres:
March 16, 2018 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal
March 23, 2018 - Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Victoria, Waterloo
March 30, 2018 - Halifax

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 8 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Christian McKay, Dana Ivey


An elderly couple, both diagnosed with serious illnesses, decide to live their last days on the road instead of in a hospital. 

Ella (Helen Mirren) has incurable cancer. Her husband John (Donald Sutherland), a former high school English professor, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Ella opts to tune up the vintage Winnebago they've dubbed "The Leisure Seeker" and hit the highway, traveling from Boston to Florida. She lets John, who's not always sure what they're doing or where they're going, drive, but she assures him they're on a vacation.

They stop at diners and camp at trailer sites, on their way to Key West to visit the house where Ernest Hemingway — one of John's favorite writers — once lived.

Director: Paolo Virzi
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib
Screenplay: Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì, Francesco Piccolo

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  • 5 stars "Thought provoking. Very close to what a lot of us will be facing as we get older. I do wonder about Donald Sutherland’s character and him not being given a choice in how things ended. He might have enjoyed a few more years. He had other family. Maybe new medicines could have helped him."
  • 5 stars "Great Movie- tender poignant funny- Mirren Sutherland what a pair!!!"