Sally Field plays a woman who, eager for all of the experiences she has missed out on, is inspired by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue her younger co-worker (Max Greenfield). Said pursuit brings her a thrilling perspective but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family. (R – 95 minutes)
“Hello, My Name is Doris” is a better vehicle for its star Sally Field than it is a movie. Field perfectly nails her performance as a senior woman who essentially makes a fool of herself for a guy half her age, capturing both the comic and tragic qualities of the character. Moreover, it is impossible to avoid laughing out loud at her antics. However, the story’s conflicting tones become somewhat bothersome as the comedic lengths at which it often goes undermines its more serious aspects. Having said that, the target audience – folks Field’s age – will undoubtedly love it.