The Leisure Seeker

2018-03-29 07:26
 

What it's about:

A runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call “The Leisure Seeker,” travelling from Boston to the Ernest Hemingway home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

What the critics thought:

Mirren and Sutherland can do anything - except save this sentimental drool bucket of senior cinema from driving into a predictable ditch of been-there-seen-that. - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

The sentiment is admirable; the execution decidedly is not. - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

It's a sweet premise ... that isn't fleshed out well in the leaden screenplay, which leans heavily on the most obvious Americana trappings to gin up a lighter side of senility. - Sara Stewart, New York Post

There are occasional flashes of sweetness and charm, but the parts don't add up to anything substantial. - Rex Reed, New York Observer

A soggy East Coast road trip saga in which Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland valiantly pretend that rogue treatment of debilitating illnesses has its funny/endearing side. - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

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