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Heartfelt and Special
by Betty Jo Tucker

Her mother gone, Doris feels sad.

And nothing seems to make her glad

until she meets a new colleague,

a younger man out of her league.

 

Dougís friendliness is a surprise.

But Doris perks up -- and even lies.

More than friends she wants to be.

Is Doug thinking the same as she?

 

Sally Field performs this lead role

with all her heart and lovely soul.

ďHello, My Name Is DorisĒ ranks

among great films and earns my thanks!

Kudos to Max Greenfield for his appealing turn as the charming Doug in this wonderful film -- as well as to director Michael Showalter and his co-writer Laura Terruso for giving us such a unique movie to love. I predict that Hello, My Name Is Doris will make it to many 2016 Ten Best lists. Itís a warm, heart-tugging drama laced with amusing situations that Sally Field and Max Greenfield play to the hilt. We get so involved with Doris and Doug! In fact, this movie cries out for a sequel. We just have to know what happens next with them. Hollywood, are you listening?

Is this a chick flick? Well, itís definitely a movie for and about women. But most men wonít be able to resist it either. At the end of the screening, my husband said the only way it could have been better is if Doris jumped up on her desk and raised a UNION sign. I had to remind him that this actress already did that in Norma Rae -- and won one of her Oscars. If thereís any justice in showbiz, Sally Field should walk away with another little Golden Guy for her incredible performance in Hello, My Name Is Doris.

So many important topics are covered in this splendid motion picture. Loneliness, hoarding, ageing, friendship, family problems and more. But this film uses a humanistic approach to everything -- which leaves us with a feeling of hope. And I admire the way fantasy sneaks in a couple of times to enhance the story. We all need a little fantasy in our lives. Right?  I would like to tell you more about Hello, My Name Is Doris, but that might spoil the delicious surprises you have in store.         

Please donít miss this one, folks. Thankfully, itís out on DVD now.

(Released by Red Crown and rated ďRĒ for language.)

For more information about Hello, My Name Is Doris, go to the IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes website.


                                                                                                                                                                               
 
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