Rating: 7 of 10
It’s never too late to live the life you always wanted.
Synopsis: “After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My Name is Doris, a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story.” (source)
My thoughts: Sally Field plays Doris, a single women in her sixties who still lives in her childhood home, now alone in that house following the death of her mother. Oh, and she’s a hoarder. Quirky is one word to describe Doris. She’s quiet, prone to daydreaming, socially awkward, and yet she’s unafraid to wear whatever she wants and her sense of style is…different. While it’s slightly uncomfortable to watch Doris navigate life, especially after the self-help seminar motivates her to go after that which is most likely unattainable, there’s also an excitement to the story, wondering just where Doris will end up. The interactions between Doris and the hipsters are hilarious!
A coming of age story that proves you’re never too old to start living the life you always dreamed of.
(Watched DVD on 7/30/2016)