Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cinema Clips: Hello, My Name is Doris

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Sally Field plays the title character, a 60-something office worker who gets a crush on John (Max Greenfield), a much younger co-worker. The two become friendly, and then Doris gets a little carried away into a fantasy world regarding him.

Yes, she’s a bit of a stalker, but it’s Sally Field doing the stalking, so it winds up being kind of cute.

Directed by Michael Showalter (The Baxter, Wet Hot American Summer), the film mixes goofy comedy with some of a darker variety.

Field, who hasn’t had a chance to shine in a comedy in a long while, gives us a multi-dimensional character to go with the laughs. Greenfield is excellent as the object of Doris’s desire, and he actually has a palpable chemistry with Field.

You never really know if something might happen between Doris and John, and even though Field is thirty years older, hey, it’s Sally Field.

Showalter, who co-wrote the film with Laura Terruso, put together a nice supporting cast including Stephen Root and Tyne Daly.

Showalter didn’t get his due with his sweet and funny feature-directing debut, The Baxter. His movies show he can go beyond the realms of outrageous comedies and deliver material with a dramatic oomph…while still managing to be a bit silly. 

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Bob Grimm

  • All in the Family

    Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma is a moving look at a nanny’s sacrifices
    • Dec 13, 2018
  • Road Show

    Green Book is an OK movie but it should have aimed higher
    • Dec 6, 2018
  • True West

    The Coen Brothers go to Netflix with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    • Nov 29, 2018
  • More »
Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson Jazz Institute Winter BIg Band Bash

Tucson Jazz Institute winter concert featuring 5 big bands and combos performing seasonal music, Featuring TJI graduate… More

@ ASDB Berger Performing Arts Center Sun., Dec. 23, 3-6 p.m. 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Ducey Appoints Martha McSally to Fill U.S. Senate Seat (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Who Wants To Be Tucson's Next Mayor? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. In The Flesh: The Juilliard String Quartet Bears Gifts (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Dec. 19 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Age of Online Shopping Could Mark the Beginning of "Retail Apocalypse" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation