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
96%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The sentiment is admirable; the execution decidedly is not.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A neither engaging nor infuriating look at dementia.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A funny and truthful look at growing old together.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

This starts out as an interesting film with some good acting by the two main stars - Donald and Helen. Most believable. I think it was a bucket list ride with an out clause. It portrayed the dementia process well except for Donald driving. Never really explained despite his frequent memory loss how he was able to remember to drive. There was some poignant...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The sentiment is admirable; the execution decidedly is not.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A neither engaging nor infuriating look at dementia.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A funny and truthful look at growing old together.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

This starts out as an interesting film with some good acting by the two main stars - Donald and Helen. Most believable. I think it was a bucket list ride with an out clause. It portrayed the dementia process well except for Donald driving. Never really explained despite his frequent memory loss how he was able to remember to drive. There was some poignant...

3.0
0