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The Leisure Seeker (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Leisure Seeker certainly doesn't suffer from any shortage of acting talent, but it's largely squandered on a predictable, diffuse drama with little to say.

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The film stars Academy Award-winner (R) Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner (R) 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.

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Finding any comedy in aggressive diseases requires a delicacy of tone absent from this plodding adaptation of Michael Zadoorian's novel.

March 9, 2020 | Full Review…

[The Leisure Seeker] is a predictable scenario. It can't be anything else. But these two great talents invest it with humanity and courage in the face of its inescapable home truths.

June 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A funny and truthful look at growing old together.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Plenty of scope, then, for tragedy and comedy, but Paolo Virzi's film is neither profoundly sad nor uproariously funny. It just trundles along in a cocoon of modulated mediocrity, like the Spencers in their Leisure Seeker.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Sentimentality and morbidity sit side by side. Thankfully, Mirren and Sutherland bring enough mischief, humour and passion to their roles to ensure that the film's more toe-curling moments are quickly forgotten.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I found it sucrose and glib.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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