A classic 1975 Winnebago stars alongside Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland in the new 2017 film “The Leisure Seeker.”
The drama flick is based on a novel by Michael Zadoorian about an aging couple, Ella (played by Mirren) and John Spencer (Sutherland), who set off on one last road trip in their cherished RV—despite her cancer and his progressive Alzheimer’s—to see the Ernest Hemingway House in the Florida Keys.
The film has a gracious approach to the struggles of these health issues and the fear of growing old and alone. It will make you laugh and pull at your heartstrings, with lovable, relatable characters: just a senior couple wanting to live out one final adventure.
The movie is available on DVD and can also be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Check out the official trailer below:
Ronald Schulz says
Two of my favorite actors in a movie together on one of my fave subjects. Even the preview caused me to tear up. Can’t wait to see it…
Chris Lonsberry says
Great movie! We thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some really funny moments in the film.
Could have been a good movie without the PC and cussing. Too bad but thats Hollyweird.
Dave Densmore says
Milton, thanks for the heads up. I’ll steer clear of this one.
Robert Gillespie says
A truly informative movie regarding mature relationships with the difficulties that often accompany aging. Great portrayals by Both actors.
I remember Donald Sutherland at the beginning of his career in “Start the revolution without me”with Gene Wilder. I will ask Alexa to play Leisure Seeker for me this evening. Thank you for reviving the synapses.
Terry Barnhart says
It’s an entertaining and poignant story of an aging couple’s struggle to deal one another’s illness, and the incredible courage of the wife’s decision to salvage their remaining time together via their equally aging RV. Great movie with superb performances.