The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker

DVD - 2018
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A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD Leisure
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, English description track, 5.1 Dolby digital (Spanish), rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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JCLMargaretO Oct 10, 2018

Like all movies, each viewer, depending on their age and life experience, will come away with their own thoughts as to the value of this movie. Although many will be left with a bit of melancholy, it’s also filled with love, humor, and trying to make the best of what life hands us.


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rslade
Oct 18, 2018

Good performances by great actors. Unfortunately, the story, while it starts strong and has some great moments on the way, ends weakly. Sutherland does a good job with a character that is written inconsistently. (Yes, I know that dementia patients are not consitent, but they don't vary in that kind of way. I've cared for enough.)

JCLMargaretO Oct 10, 2018

Like all movies, each viewer, depending on their age and life experience, will come away with their own thoughts as to the value of this movie. Although many will be left with a bit of melancholy, it’s also filled with love, humor, and trying to make the best of what life hands us.

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AB8624
Oct 08, 2018

Mixed feelings, but overall depressing.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 23, 2018

This drama/romance film stars Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, and is about an old married couple who decide to go on a long road trip and vacation before her cancer and his Alzheimer brings an end to their decades old romance. I felt like the two lead actors definitely had chemistry with one another which was crucial for pulling off this film. It had many soft and gentle moments that would warm your heart, as well as many sad and intense moments that might make you cry. This movie is definitely for those who are easily moved and appreciate what this movie has to offer. I would rate it 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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21221018293347
Sep 22, 2018

There are a lot of great comments below, and not too much more than I can add. Well worth the viewing. Like someone said, "if you don't laugh, you are going to cry". When all is said and done, let people make their own choices while they can.

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Celester1
Sep 17, 2018

Very touching movie, Hellen Mirren is so good in this, Donald as well, I really enjoyed this movie.

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mikeedm
Sep 16, 2018

The movie was OK. Did not recognize Helen Mirren on the DVD cover photo. She looks more like Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.

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richmole
Sep 10, 2018

It's not a great movie, but it's quite good., not just because of the two stars--seasoned pros (I was going to say "old pros", but won't)--but also because of the perceptive American novelist, Norman Zadoorian, who wrote the story. Have a strong suspicion that Zadoorian concentrated as much on the grown kids as their road-wandering parents, but it's the senior parents' story that gets the focus in this film version. Given the number of aging boomers, that was a wise choice for the scriptwriters, who include the director, award-winning late boomer Paolo Virzi.

What you feel about this movie depends upon your age. If you're under fifty--you might want to skip it. Chances are good, you'll soon identify with the frustrated, fearful, sad kids you see depicted here. If you're in your 60s and 70s, you might take comfort that whatever it is you are experiencing, you've got plenty of company. MILLIONS of people, actually. It's not new, but now it's happening to YOU.

That all sound pretty somber and depressing, right? Then howcum, as an aging boomer, I laughed so much? Well, better to laugh than to cry. But it's still no light-hearted time following this couple around in a Winnebago almost as old as they are. It woke me up at 3 a.m. The movie doesn't mean to "make fun" of the foibles of the enfeebled--but it comes uncomfortably close, sometimes.

They didn't used to make movies as frank and honest as this. Society forbade it. Now it's permissible. But that doesn't mean movie-goers love you for it. That's permissible, too. Rotten Tomatoes (the go-to movie ratings site for the "younger crowd") gives it just a "fresh rating of just 36%. Not surprised.

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downsman
Sep 01, 2018

Really enjoyed this movie. As a senior myself with a long-term partner, whose (my partner's) parents are still extant and together after 67 years of marriage, but with health issues including severe short-term memory loss on the husband's part, I found this film to be achingly meaningful. Well acted throughout, especially by the two leads. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Byond
Sep 01, 2018

This called to mind the one about the recently divorced pair in their nineties; they were waiting until the kids died. It occured to me perhaps as contrast to what is on view here, which is an aging couple in the tradition of 'the two shall become one flesh'. Yin and yang in a state of near ruin, but the glory of a life well lived comes through. That life was lived in the aftermath of America's victory in WWII. The Paul Simon lyric is 'don't want to wind up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard'. They say elephants don't have this problem.

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