Friday, March 25, 2016
I'll just tell you off the bat, I got a kick outta this movie: Sally Field in "Hello, My Name is Doris".By Tinsel & Tine Editor, Le Anne Lindsay
Doris (Field) is a 60 some year-old eccentric who’s been taking care of her mother her whole life, and upon her mother's death, begins to get a new lease on life, come out of her shell a bit, including developing more than just a crush on a 35 year-old co-worker, John, played by Max Greenfield (New Girl). A big part of her personality is her appearance (Costume designer Rebecca Gregg). She wears a ridiculous hairpiece that creates a bird’s nest atop her hair which she adorns with all manner of gaudy scarfs and headbands. She dresses in kooky vintage clothes from the 60’s & 70’s, only you can tell these are her clothes, that she just never came into the 21st century in terms of style. Yet it winds up working for her, as part of her attempts to woo John has her venturing out of Long Island after 10pm to see his favorite alternative band, and both the band and his friends dig her groovy outfit and cat eye glasses, introducing her to today's hipster culture.
Sally Field: I’m not making a living doing this. But I made enough in my life to do things I want to do. I almost must pay out of pocket for a film like this. It was literally like working for free. I said yes because it was such an unusual and interesting character. It’s a story unlike any I’ve seen before. It’s so complex, a mix of high screwball comedy and tragedy. I'd never met Michael before but I loved him instantly. It was as if we were separated at birth. We were so united. We shot in L.A. for three weeks … READ MORE RogerEbert.com
Co-written and directed by Michael Showalter Hello, My Name is Doris does manage to crack you up with Doris' fantasy sequences and cyber-stalking with help from a 13 year-old, the granddaughter of her life long friend Roz (Tyne Daily) and simultaneously make you sad, as Doris has had no life up until this point. She's a borderline hoarder and her brother wants to sell the house she’s lived in her whole life. Plus, you kinda just want her to stop pursuing John because it makes you feel uncomfortable. If he were a balding, over-weight, lonely guy in his 40's, you'd be like, well, I don't think the age difference matters that much. But John is good looking, cool, and holds a key position in the company where she works in accounting, a left over from the previous company. He's just so far out of her league and yet...
It’s a shame Hello, My Name is Doris is out so early, because it’s really an Oscar worthy performance for Sally Field.
T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score:4 outta 5
22 reasons why younger guys fall for older women
Nigel, at 37, finds himself attracted to older women, in part for their clarity and substance and also their relaxed attitude about life:
"I find that I'm attracted to a woman who has some degree of self-possession. I like the stimulation of a sharp intellect. I enjoy sitting down to dinner with someone who has a level of conversation I can appreciate and enjoy. I think younger women are sometimes too focused on starting families and that is rarely an issue with older women. I've always had relationships with older women. They know themselves. They have so much more to offer and they are looking for different things. They are not just looking for guys who will be good fathers and providers. Older women can be more playful. They are more relaxed. It's really a personality thing for me regarding what is attractive. I enjoy a confident attitude and older women definitely have the upper hand in that area." READ MORE - Today.com
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