The only thing I didn’t like about Hello My Name Is Doris is that it took me too long to see it.
Sally Field breathes life into a charming senior citizen who finds herself on her own for the first time.
While attending a self-help seminar with friends, she takes the IMPOSSIBLE and turns it into IM POSSIBLE!
Armed with her new skills, she develops an office crush and seeks advice from her thirteen-year-old niece. She teaches Doris how to set up a fake Facebook account to learn all about the subject of her affection, and what happens next is spectacular.
It isn’t just the shenanigans that make this movie so great – it’s the absolute realness in Doris. Her daydreams are even better than her real life, and we get to see them all.
It’s not all fun and games – there are some hard lessons Doris has to learn, and you will find yourself reflecting on your own experiences, no matter what your age.
Applause, applause, Miss Fields. You have done it again. I like you! I really like you!
Hello My Name Is Doris is rated R and is now streaming and available on DVD.
Lisa Erdman is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Her weekly movie reviews appear on Fox 26 KNPN. You can follow her for movie reviews & news @take2review on all social media.