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THE LEISURE SEEKER

 
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At Theaters: 1/19/2018 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 52 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601122
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
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A runaway couple on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call the Leisure Seeker. The couple travels from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.
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Adventure Comedy Drama
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Donald Sutherland THE EAGLE, THE MECHANIC, ASTRO BOY, FOOL'S GOLD
Helen Mirren EYE IN THE SKY, TRUMBO, WOMAN IN GOLD
Director: Paolo Virzi THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING
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Back when JOHN and ELLA SPENCER (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren) were young, the '75 Winnebago Indian they christened "The Leisure Seeker" was a beloved family getaway. Now, the Leisure Seeker has become their actual getaway vehicle, an escape from their well- intentioned but overbearing middle-aged children. Faced with more care-giving than they care to accept, John and Ella resolve to enjoy the freedom of one last RV road trip on their own.

Old age and its challenges be damned, John still pilots the 20-foot-plus RV with confidence, gusto, and (more or less) capability. Their road trip will take them from their suburban Massachusetts home, down along the East Coast's iconic Route 1, all the way south to Key West and their intended destination, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. It's a pilgrimage for John, who as a high-school English teacher conveyed a reverence for literature to generations of students, and who still quotes Hemingway and James Joyce from memory even as he loses track of his adult children's names. Ever the academic, John sports a natty tweed jacket and tie as he wheels the Leisure Seeker through the humid South; Ella, years younger than John and plenty sharp of mind, is a transplanted southerner with a breezy-belle chatterbox manner that belies a core of strength and determination. Much to the consternation of their apoplectic son WILL (Christian McKay) and more accepting daughter JANE (Janel Moloney), Ella refuses to divulge their whereabouts, asking lovingly but firmly (from untraceable pay phones) that the kids just let them enjoy this last spontaneous foray.

Along the way, they sojourn at RV campgrounds and visit a historical theme park, regale diner waitresses and gas station attendants with chitchat and philosophy, stumble into a political rally and finesse their way out of a roadside robbery. For John, time is fragmentary; one moment he's blessed with the ability to savor life (and an ice cream cone) purely in the present; at another time, he's raging obsessively about a romantic rivalry of fifty years earlier. Ella must navigate the uncertain present and ominous future for both of them, while she tries to keep the past alive with anecdotes, photos, and nighttime slide shows which draw curious campers to their flickering light.

Through it all, John and Ella are sustained by their bond of shared love and history. They still laugh and bicker, comfort and resent, feel tenderness and jealousy, and still discover surprising revelations after a lifetime's long journey traveled together.

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