At the movies: 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.