The Leisure Seeker
Director: 
Paolo Virzì
Year: 
2017
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
112 mins
Cast: 
Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay

The film stars Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner® Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

"The canon of Alzheimer’s films doesn’t lack for performances piled up with compassion and fine-grained observation, from 'Iris' all the way to 'Still Alice.' But as their faded Winnebago wends its way to the coast, Ella and John show there’s room for two more." - The Telegraph 

"'The Leisure Seeker' is dry-eyed even at its most moving and a celebration of love even as it reaches its end. ” - Cinevue

"For all its occasional familiarity, this first English-language feature from Italian director Paolo Virzì (Human Capital, Like Crazy) is at times moving in its sincerity, thanks to stellar casting and the director’s clear-eyed perspective on aging and dementia" - Village Voice

"Watching it is akin to be being waylaid by an expert raconteur. There is the curious sense that it has told this tale before; that every joke has been honed and rehearsed; every anecdote lovingly polished in advance." - The Guardian