Hello, My Name Is Doris | Movie Review

I’m possible.~ Hello, My Name is Doris

If you’re looking for a quirky comedy about a woman coming into her own (even when most would consider her past her prime) this is definitely a film you must check out. There are moments where you’ll cheer for Doris and moments where you’ll cry with her. Either way, it’s a throughly enjoyable film.

The film starts off when Doris’ (Sally Field) mom passes away, and she meets the new guy at work. Despite the fact that he is 30 years her junior, she feels an instant connection, and tries to come up with ways to talk with him.

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Despite her best friend Roz’s (Tyne Daly) objections, she follows her (Daly’s) granddaughters advice to set up a bogus Facebook account and friend John (Max Greenfield.) Claiming to be a girl he met at a party once in Malibu, John accepts her request, allowing her to learn one very important thing about him… his favorite band which is when the story really starts to unfold.

One of the things that struck me about this film was not just the humor, but how many things that Doris had to overcome. She knew nothing more than taking care of her elderly mother for all of her life, which in turn led her to live mostly within herself… never venturing out of comfort zone… but by the end of the film you really see who she was, and who she wanted to be all along. She is wildly zany lovable woman who is willing to take her life and future into her own hands and run with it.

Definitely a must see.

~theavidpen

2 Comments

  • Reply Melinda June 30, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I hadn’t heard of this one. Of course, Sally Field is always amazing but I’ve liked that male actor in other movies. Didn’t know his name though. 🙂

  • Reply Chrinstine July 6, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!

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