Hello, My Name Is Doris full movie review - Sally Field... oh, what a field of talent! She is back!
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This is a review made by StoneDraim... and that means that if you want to read a probably different kind of review, keep reading....
This is my personal experience, my personal point of view/perspective and my personal opinion... and my opinion is just one of like 7 billions in this world.
A story starting off a lady losing her mother and has lost her way in a lot of ways in the world. Love, joy, purpose.... Meeting a young man that turns on the craving of attention and confirmation. Going to a "WAKE UP TO LIFE!" seminar and sees the opportunity to grab hold on life and love. A woman losing herself in daily dreams so far that situations becomes awkward. Doris (Sally Field) is giving the character such life! Becoming a little teenager again falling in love, experiencing things for the "first time again". Both on a personal level and on a outer level with electronic music, for an example. A lady that has become isolated from life living through her mother and gained some social instability of letting go to collecting things and items too much (hoarder). From that point maybe in denial when the grown children is trying to give her a push, to get her to sell the house to get hold of the money. As Doris proclaims over dinner: "Maybe you are the crazy one and I am the normal one... ever thought of that? Hmmm???" She is making an huge impression on young people and subconsciously injecting a rush into the culture of both music and the retrospective. The scene were she is choking up and mentally associates herself when she is with help trying to take a step forward in her house is just Academy Award nomination straight ahead. I have seen those things for real and... wow.... does Sally Field deliver! Thank you, Sally Field! Yes. Sally Field is back! The actress that came through big time with block busters like Smokie and the Bandit has delivered in such a great way within the character of Doris.
Good to see Tyne Daly (Roz in character) interacting besides of both the story and with Sally Field. She gives that little modern touch to the "very old and pathetic lady of Doris" and balancing it all out. Max Greenfield (John Fremont) turns out to fit in the role of a young man just living his own way and life, missing it all out speaking of the signs of the interest from Doris. Great casting there, Sunday Boling and Meg Morman!
Tyne Daly giving her line of the movie: "You're just....just like the weird f***ing art project!"
The whole concept and the way that the story is forcing ahead is delightful with a little feel good atmosphere blended with a sad touch of an old lady really wanting to grabbing hold of that acting of being young again. The director and producer has done a marvellous work in letting the traumatic and sad sides of the story just fly little above... just being there as knowledge information to get the story together. The focus of giving the movie a mellow and soft image is in place almost perfectly. Can that be the reason why I feel that this motion picture could be both longer and more emotional with depth to hit that solid rate of 8 or more?
Giving the movie the title "Hello, my name is Doris" is just bulls eye what the character and the film is all about. A little old lady trying to be modern in ways to get the younger boy, and all of a sudden she is making a big impact on.... almost everything. Like a little pop up doll hoping out of the box and screaming with a high voice and a great smile and big shiny eyes: "Hello! Here I am! And I just am! Do you want me?"
Interesting how the movie plays with social aspects such as "old school meets new school" of love and "thirty years apart and lovers".... and playing "cat fish" a a little... no, very high level.
Over to the movie as a product: - The production : More than good. - The actors : Sally Field is, again, splendid! The other actors is doing their part.... (yeah, pun intended). - The story : Important about trying to flourish and getting by. - Entertainment : Nice little movie. - Age : All ages
6,9 out of 10. (The final rate is based most on my own entertainment of the movie. Short elucidation of the rating: 7 Well made movie. Proper entertainment. 6 Nice production. Good movie.)