The Leisure Seeker

The story of elderly couple John and Ella, whose life due to progressive diseases is drawing to a close. They run away from their adult children and doctors on the old van to visit a dear place for them and finally happy to spend time together.

  • Paolo Virzì

Release Date: 2018-03-09
IMDb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: FR, IT
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:52m
Janela Pippo
19 July 2018 | 11:01

There are films of age missed opportunities, which is able to touch the soul, for example, "not Yet played the box". And there other, more manipulative picture to which I would have carried "In search of the holiday." To really, the project is very sincere and made of is called with the taste, however, the emotional resonance of viewing is weak. Tender the film can touch, of course, if not to regard the scenario as a nasty viscous "Hollywood" pink syrup.

"In search of a holiday" contains a fairly obvious premise, signaling how the story is over already just 10 minutes after the start of the film. The still, the two actors of the highest class to the lead roles the film is attractive to view.

Now, Mirren and play Ella Sutherland and John Spencer, respectively, whose marriage is in harmony, even after 50 years. John, Professor, for retirement, quickly immersed in all the delights of dementia. Ella also plagued by a sudden pain. But the affection of the spouses is so strong that instead of treating separately each friend in different health institutions, they decide to dust off your home on wheels try one last trip together.

The characters are sent to the way of their home in New England to the Hemingway Museum in Florida. At the time of his picturesque travel a couple of stops on the beaches sites that gives the characters (in particular John) sufficient time for reflection. In General, the main actors here curious. Have Ella has a secret, concerning health, so that woman has to suppress the pain whiskey. Despite the fact that it seems that the creators conceived differently, Ella at execution Mirren is very conducive to imagine a woman and its state is sympathy. While she talks with strangers, John, unblinking glass eyes staring in one point. And like Ella is an example of cheerfulness and fortitude, John, well, it's too comical character. His mind is always somewhere missing, the old man had nothing remembers it looks painful and depressing. Alas, it looks like this too manipulative, silly and obviously manipulative.

Absolutely knocked the sense of the scene, which is punctuated by the journey of John and Ella. In their adult children will and Jane wonder where he sent the elderly. Frankly, the desire of children to return to parents ' home never represent a real threat to travel and, generally speaking, poorly motivated by the plot.

Somehow "In search of holidays" in first strong musical selections. Generally the journey of this couple is accompanied by great songs that even something affect the story or a though his perception.

In "In search of the holiday", of course, there are some honest and touching moments, but as I thought the film too often goes round those where you have to move along straight, metaphorically speaking. Yeah and the overall picture is subordinated to the canons of road movie, until the unlikely meetings with a pair of idiot criminals. The final scene was generally makes no the whole credibility of the film. The icing on the cake is a certain dose of "policity", which brings the project in one of scenes. Why? Well, and many others in this film, the answer is not exist.

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How long is The Leisure Seeker?
2h 32m
Who is the director of the movie The Leisure Seeker?
This tv-show was directed by Paolo Virzì.
What is the genre of The Leisure Seeker?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Best Adventure Movies 2018.
Who starred in The Leisure Seeker?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney, Joshua Mikel, Kirsty Mitchell.
What is The Leisure Seeker IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.7.
When was The Leisure Seeker released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2018-03-09.