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
DVD: July 10, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.31
based on 34 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Christian McKay, Dana Ivey

Synopsis

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 "A very poignant movie with excellent emotional overtones."
  • 4 stars "Perhaps younger people will not understand how sweet this movie is, but those approaching the end of life will relate to this with many nods & laughs. A tender movie about long lasting love with terrific acting."
  • 5 stars "Beautiful story of a loving elderly couple dealing with thinking about the end.great acting and funny and emotional feelings of facing their illness'"