THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS (2016)










Sally Field is always watchable and her latest, Hello My Name is Doris, is no exception. However, this film can't decide what it wants to be. Sally is a 60ish woman with quirks who gave up a chance at real success to care for her ailing mother (who has passed away at the beginning of the film). She dresses like a bag lady and the house is cluttered with junk and oddball things like one ski (a little too cute if you ask me). She works in accounting at a very trendy company t...hat has something to do with clothes and fashion. And one day John (Max Greenfield) joins the company. A MUCH younger man than Doris, she is motivated by a self-help guru (Peter Gallagher) to go after what she wants - which is him. She strikes up a friendship by pretending to be someone else and getting him to add her on Facebook and then adopting the same EDM band he loves as her favorite. They meet cute at a concert and she's so adorable Doris is adopted by his friends. Anyway, it careens toward May-December romance territory via broad sitcom moments. Will her crush be requited? Sally plays this BIG which is sometimes ok and sometimes just wearying. Great to see Sally in a lead role again, but I sure wish she had a better script to work with. Great support by Tyne Daly and especially Stephen Root but Hello My Name is Doris is a rental at best. #42 of the 2016 movie countdown.

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