The Leisure Seeker

Affectionate tragicomedy with Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren as an aging, ailing couple as they take one final road trip in their recreational vehicle.

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Ella is dying of cancer. John is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Neither is interested in quietly fading away surrounded by nurses and machines just to needlessly prolong a winnowing life. With the end of the road in sight, Ella opts to tune up their vintage Winnebago and hit the highway, travelling from Boston to Florida with John behind the wheel. He may not always be cognizant of the nature of their trip – she assures him it’s just a vacation – but he gets into the spirit. As they pass through cities and towns, they see how much the world they know has changed for ill or for good. And they try to leave it on a graceful note. (source:

Paolo Virzì, Italy, France, 2017, 112 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey.