The Leisure Seeker (R)
Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play the couple, a duo who go together like matching furniture, their moods and habits perfectly shaped by each other's. Mirren's character, Ella, is facing cancer, while Sutherland's, John, is losing his memory and his certainty about who he's speaking to.
She's spent her life listening to him rattle on about Herman Melville and Ernest Hemingway, and she's planned this trip to show him his favorite author's famous home in Key West. She lets him drive -- he's alert behind the wheel -- but she's fully in charge, except in those moments when he wanders off. Sometimes Virzi plays this for comedy, but there's terror in these scenes, a species-level discomfort related to our distaste for convincing scenes of children in danger. The final scenes feature a welcome sexual frankness you probably would not note on that list of what The Leisure Seeker will offer, and the ending -- well, I misted up.
- Thu. 22
- 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180
- 1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139
- 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146
- Closed Captioned;Descriptive Video Services;Handicap Accessible;Hard of Hearing;Recliners;Reserved Seating 1:25 pm
- 4:35 pm
- 7:10 pm
- 9:50 pm