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At the movies: Hello, My Name is Doris

April 26, 2016

Hello My Name is Doris


Every once in a while a movie comes along that totally captivates and charms you and the most recent movie to do that for me was Hello, My Name is Doris.

Doris (played magnificently by Sally Field) has sacrificed a lot in her life to stay home with and take care of her mother.  Her mother has recently passed away and the sheltered Doris starts to come out of her shell after attending a self-help seminar.  When a new, younger co-worker pays her some attention, Doris thinks he might be interested and gets dating advice from her close friend’s thirteen year old granddaughter.  Hilarity ensues but there are also some tender, poignant moments in this coming-of-age film.  The ending is open ended but that didn’t bother me one bit – I’m hoping we’ll see more of Doris in the future.  I loved the fact that there were such great roles for older actresses in this movie.  I’d happily see Hello, My Name is Doris again and think it is well worth seeing in the theater.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2016 4:18 am

    oh my gosh, I am hooked. Sounds exactly like the kind of movie I want to see

  2. April 26, 2016 5:46 am

    I love her – definitely want to see this!

  3. April 26, 2016 7:51 am

    Sounds wonderful.

  4. Diane permalink
    April 26, 2016 7:51 am

    I really want to see this one Kathy; thanks for sharing.

  5. April 26, 2016 8:39 am

    OMG! I had two pair of glasses on the other night while reading in bed! LOL LOL Well, you REALLY can see better that way. Too funny. I want to see this movie!

  6. April 26, 2016 8:51 am

    I loved this movie!! It was hilarious and I hope they continue the story.
    I haven’t posted a review yet, I’m a few movies behind.

  7. April 26, 2016 9:16 am

    This sounds great!!

  8. Patty permalink
    April 26, 2016 9:25 am

    This sounds like a good one and I haven’t even heard of it!

  9. April 26, 2016 9:30 am

    I totally agree. Sally Field gives an Oscar-nominated performance, IMHO. I rated it a 3.25/4. Really enjoyed it.

  10. April 26, 2016 10:19 am

    I saw it, and it was hilarious…and poignant, too. I felt so much empathy for Doris, especially when her family kept trying to “clear out” her home. Thanks for sharing.

  11. April 26, 2016 10:48 am

    I’ve not heard of this movie before reading your post today. It sounds wonderful and I’ll definitely see it. Thanks, Kathy!

  12. April 26, 2016 12:20 pm

    Love Sally! I believe she was under-utilised. I will have to order it when it comes out. There is little chance of it playing here…

  13. April 26, 2016 2:42 pm

    I love the sound of this one. I haven’t heard of it but you are right, it sounds different and I love that older actresses have some good roles in this one.

  14. bookingmama permalink
    April 26, 2016 2:58 pm

    Sounds like a perfect movie for girls our age!

  15. April 26, 2016 3:21 pm

    This sounds like a good one. I just love Sally!

  16. April 26, 2016 3:47 pm

    Sure 🙂

  17. April 27, 2016 9:15 pm

    This looks so good! I’ve added it to my Netflix queue and will watch it on a night that my husband is teaching, since I doubt he’ll be interested. 🙂

  18. April 28, 2016 3:15 pm

    This sounds so great- thanks for putting Doris on my radar!

  19. April 30, 2016 12:12 am

    Oh, I so want to see this!

  20. May 3, 2016 10:02 am

    Oh what a relief to hear this is a good flick. I was worried for some reason.

  21. The Cue Card permalink
    May 3, 2016 6:48 pm

    Glad you liked this movie. I will check it out!

  22. June 30, 2017 6:59 pm

    I thought I’d left a comment on this post but it looks as if it didn’t go through! I recently saw this movie due to your recommendation. I though it was great! 🙂

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