- The Leisure Seeker review – two great actors in dead-end roles
- Cannes: Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland to Topline Paolo Virzi’s ‘The Leisure Seeker’
- The Leisure Seeker: Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren well below their best
- Road Trip with Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren
The Leisure Seeker review – two great actors in dead-end roles
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In New York, they were subjected to a different sort of road trip: the morning-show blitz. It began at 7 a. Regis in separate cars. Sutherland, eighty-two, wore a purple scarf over a suit. Mirren, seventy-two, was in her first outfit of the day: a plaid kilt and a black sweater bejewelled with safety pins. The actors were brought onto a set furnished with Adirondack chairs and a fake campfire and answered questions from Hoda Kotb. Sutherland had a pounding headache and looked pale.
Helen Mirren has been married twice to Donald Sutherland on the big screen. Mirren says the road-trip genre has long skewed young. They love to travel! They love to pack up and move. Sutherland, never nominated, received an honourary Oscar this year.
They have such a natural chemistry, even in real life. He nods in either remembrance or simple acknowledgment we never know for sure and continues driving. Yet it is only after another few minutes that the two are stopping for a burger at a roadside diner, and John is regaling their young waitress with stories of Hemingway, that the mood picks back up again. Soon after, John forgets his train of thought, and they are on the road again. The pattern continues thus in a ricocheting story of laughter that is confronted seemingly at every turn by heartbreak and the realities of aging and declining health. Together, they take on teenage robbers, ex-boyfriends, Trump supporters, and their pestering son, whose calls they hilariously refuse to take. We both agree that that kind of relationship is a partnership in which you move forward in life very much as two people, instead of one, to the end.
Helen Mirren had enough with the kind of scripts that her agent kept sending her way. That is, as she got older. Donald is Donald Sutherland , 82, her co-star in the new film The Leisure Seeker March 9 , which features the two actors as a long-married couple with two grown children. He says years of scenes requiring his characters to die and fall down have taken their toll on his body. So I land on my shoulders. I now no longer have any shoulders, basically.
Cannes: Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland to Topline Paolo Virzi’s ‘The Leisure Seeker’
The picture would be close to unbearable without the presence of Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren. We wave goodbye to integrity and, in exchange, get reassuring lies about seniors swearing merrily on mobility scooters.
The Leisure Seeker: Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren well below their best
Road Trip with Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren