Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) - Review

by - January 03, 2019


Synopsis: A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.


She's Not Ready To Act Her Age


After the loss of her mother, a self-help seminar pushes Doris (Sally Field), to pursue an attractive younger co-worker, John (Max Greenfield), who has just started as the company's new art director. With help from her best friend's granddaughter, Doris is able to find John on social media and uses an alias, Lilith Primrose, to stalk his Facebook in order to figure out what his hobbies and enjoyments are. Doris and John strike up a friendship that leaves Doris optimistic for something more... at least until John's girlfriend, Brooklyn (Beth Behrs) enters the picture.

Hello, My Name is Doris is equal parts whimsical and cringe-worthy. Sally Field is brilliantly funny and sweet in this movie, as she tries to strike a balance between her life as it is, and her life as it could be (or could have been) with John's younger crowd of friends.

Despite the intense secondhand embarrassment that occurred from a variety of Doris's bad decisions (I actually covered my eyes when she was typing a drunken message onto John's Facebook page), this was a quirky, fun, not-so-typical rom-com (if one could even label it like that?).

I'm giving an extra half a star for Doris's wardrobe (and that 'yesssss' ending).

Starring: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Stephen Root, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly, Peter Gallagher
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Rated: R
Watched: 09.27.2018
Fun Facts:
- Max Greenfield played a young Peter Gallagher on The OC.
- Peter Gallagher guest starred as Max Greenfield's father on New Girl.
- At the time of filming, Sally Field was exactly twice Max Greenfield's age.
- A couple in the movie, Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs also play a couple on The Neighborhood (CBS).
Notable Song: Dance Rascal Dance by Baby Goya & the Nuclear Winters
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