Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Molly the Cat's ABC Wednesday Movie for the Letter D


Gidget. The Flying Nun. Sybil. Norma Rae. Smokey and the Bandit. Murphy's Romance. Punchline. Where the Heart Is. Those are some of the TV shows and movies that starred, says Missus Lady, the spunky, good-hearted, awesomely talented, versatile, delightful Sally Field. They were all before my time. But, not this movie I'm talking about today. 

I love Sally Field. She's a cutie, a darling, and a sweetheart. Like me. Purrrrrrrrr.

Hello, My Name is Doris  (2016)

Setting: New York City
 

Doris is a 60-something single, never-been-married, woman who had been living with her mother for maybe most, if not all, of her life. The story opens with us learning that Doris's mom recently passed away and being encouraged by her brother, and indecently urged by the brother's wife, to downsize their mother's belongings, which Doris ignores. Good for her!

Doris has flights of fancy, so she sometimes gets caught looking weird and goofy. Doris has a crush on John, the new guy at work, who is about 25 or so years her junior. In one scene she's standing several feet in front of John, imagining that he's half naked and they're kissing deeply. She gets shaken from her daydream when John asks Doris if she's okay, because she's standing in a kissing pose with her eyes closed and mouth half open. That scene cracks me up every time I see or think about it. Mewwwww.

The movie is all about Doris finding ways, which are middle-school girl ones, to get John to notice her. Doris even goes to a nightclub at which the young crowd thinks she's the cat's meow. Someone asks her if she'll model for an album cover, or something like that. Doris also creates a fake Facebook account, helped by her best friend's granddaughter, and becomes friends with John. You know that's not going to end up well.

Missus Lady had several good-size belly laughs, which was good because Tiny Old Lady had gone to Heaven several months before we saw the movie. Hero Man also thought the movie was ha-ha funny. Tiny Old Lady would've enjoyed it, too. Purrrrrr.








A note from Su-sieee! Mac: The letter D is the theme for this week's ABC Wednesday. Click here to join Molly and me to read what others have written. Maybe you'll want to link up with the meme, too. Thanks, ABCW team!

17 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about watching it. Pretty crazy to think Sally Field is now 70. She's always been a very beautiful woman, she's aged pretty well considering how old she is.

    I knew a Scottish guy (who's probably in his 50's now) who said his mom was basically the Scottish version of Sally Field. All his friends always wanted to visit his house after they reached puberty, lol.

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    1. I love how Sally Field has aged gracefully without any major (or at least noticeable) plastic surgery. There's beauty in natural aging, I think. No to say that there's anything wrong with anyone who wants to go the enhancement route.

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  2. This sounds like a good movie. I was on the fence with this but reading your review makes me want to see it. I'm glad you both could laugh together

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    1. It's pure Sally Field. I think if Gidget had grown up and taken the caretaking path, she would've been Doris.

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  3. Indeed a very good actress! I've just seen her again some days ago in a rerun of the movie Smokey and the bandit...

    Have a wonderful ABC-wednesday / - week
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    1. I remember being surprised when she was in the first movie, because of her serious movies up to then. That made me like Sally Field more.

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  4. I did see this movie awhile back and liked it. I loved her and James Gardner working together!!
    Ann

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    1. Murphy's Romance! I want to see that again.

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  5. I've always loved Sally Fields and have seen most of her movies - but not this one. Thanks for the reminder and great review.

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  6. Well, none of those were before my time. I've known Sally for a long time. I'm going to have to look for that movie. I think I'd enjoy it.

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    1. I think you will, Betty. Your dolls will, too!

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  7. I too, loved this movie except for one small thing. The ending. Why couldn't the 'older woman' get the younger guy? Why did it have to be another dream sequence? After all Sean Connery ended up with Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment. (a great heist movie by-the-way)
    I thought this movie was quirky enough to be brave enough to break the trope. Alas it was not to be.

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    1. I like to think that Doris was flexing her wings and not settling with her first crush, especially after having put her life on hold for her family. I could see a sequel a few years later in which Doris is about to be married to a younger man and this guy comes back into the picture to win her back. That movie could open with the dream sequence but it's not really a dream.

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  8. I liked it too. http://www.rogerogreen.com/2016/04/03/movie-review-hello-name-doris/


    ROG, ABCW

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)