The Leisure Seeker is a charming comedy featuring two of the all-time Hollywood greats in Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, about a couple in their twilight year’s adventurous road-trip.
Married couple Ella and John Spencer (Mirren and Sutherland respectively) decide to take the old family RV out for a road-trip, as they aim to recapture their passion for life and love for each other.
John is ailing, in what appears to be an onset of Alzheimer’s, as Ella helps him to reclaim some lost memories, serving as a nostalgic experience for the senior couple who are likely on one of their last adventures.
The Leisure Seeker aims to tug at the heartstrings in a story about love, relationships and life’s finer aspects, all with a sense of humour.
Basically, get the tissue box ready for this one.
The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Michael Zadoorian, and directed by Paolo Virzì, who makes his English language film debut here.
Mirren earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film, which comes as no surprise considering her breadth of experience in the biz (Sutherland’s too for that matter).
The Leisure Seeker is due to hit cinemas on 14 June 2018.
Check out the first trailer below.
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