The Leisure Seeker

In his first English language film, Italian director Paolo Virzi has adapted the novel about an aging but youthful thinking couple by Michael Zadoorian. It stars film greats Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, acting together for the first time in almost thirty years. ‘The Leisure Seeker’ is the affectionate name Helen Mirren’s character has given to the clunky, old Winnebago that she and her husband navigate in their journey from Wellesley, Mass. to Key West, Florida. Without giving notice to anyone, including their grown children, they take one last road trip before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer catch up with them. (R, 112 mins)

“The Leisure Seeker becomes a defense of a couple’s right to live their last days as they see fit — on the road instead of in nursing homes or in hospitals.” – Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

“This soft, languid road movie benefits from accomplished actors Mirren and Sutherland; they share a genuine chemistry,” – Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media