The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker

Oscar-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland star in this road trip drama from the director of Like Crazy.

An elderly couple - the husband stricken with Alzheimer's, the wife acutely aware - take a final road trip along Route 66 to Disneyland in their faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

2017Rating: M, Suicide & Euthanasia themes, sex scenes & offensive language112 minsItaly, France
Drama

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The Leisure Seeker / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is an old campervan in which Ella (Helen Mirren) and her husband John, a retired English professor (Donald Sutherland), drive from Boston to Key West on a pilgrimage to visit Ernest Hemingway’s house. John has Alzheimer’s. Ella has cancer. Yup, all the ingredients for a morbidly sentimental old folks’ road trip, but with two fine actors firing on all cylinders the result is a contrived exercise in sentimental heartstring-tugging, saved by excellent performances and just enough good humour to keep things bearable.

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Variety

Variety

Not even two actors as talented as Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland can save this dreadfully predictable Alzheimer's road movie.

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Time Out

Time Out

There are quieter moments during which the glances between Sutherland and Mirren - containing memories better left unvoiced - suggest something worthier than the dreck they're trapped in.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The sentiment is admirable; the execution decidedly is not.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The Leisure Seeker isn't the sort of picture to start meddling with ... formula, but it sets about its business with a satisfying efficiency.

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Stuff

Stuff

A neither engaging nor infuriating look at dementia.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Cluttered with clichés and stalled in softness, pot-holed by its self-serving use of Alzheimer's as a narrative convenience.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A soggy East Coast road trip saga in which Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland valiantly pretend that rogue treatment of debilitating illnesses has its funny/endearing side.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A funny and truthful look at growing old together.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A road movie short on comedy and drama should at least offer a keen level of observation, but here insight is scarce and emotional resonance is faint.

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