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Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

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A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

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Michael Showalter

Writers:

Laura Terruso (screenplay), Michael Showalter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Field ... Doris
Edmund Lupinski ... Priest
Norma Michaels ... Doris' Mother
Stephen Root ... Todd
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Cynthia
Max Greenfield ... John
Kumail Nanjiani ... Nasir
Rebecca Wisocky ... Anne Patterson
Rich Sommer ... Robert
Tyne Daly ... Roz
Leilani Smith ... Jogger
Peter Gallagher ... Willy Williams
Susan Ziegler ... Prim Organizer
Caroline Aaron ... Val
Elizabeth Reaser ... Doctor Edwards
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Storyline

Doris Miller is a shy, eccentric 60-something woman, living alone following the death of her mother, whom she has lived with for her whole life. At the funeral, her brother Todd and his wife Cynthia try to persuade her to sell the house, especially the possessions, as she is a hoarder. Her only close friend is the fiery Roz, though she also gets along with Roz's granddaughter Vivian. On her way to work, where she has been doing data entry for decades, she meets new young co-worker John, with whom she is immediately infatuated. Empowered by self-improvement tapes, Doris decides to go after him..

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Taglines:

She's not ready to act her age

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonjour, mon nom est Doris See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,985, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$14,443,077
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Max Greenfield played a young Peter Gallagher on the TV show "The OC". See more »

Goofs

When John messages Doris and asks where they have met, Doris says, "Yes. We met at a party in Malibu once." When the message appears to John the typing says YES but she had never typed yes only said it aloud. See more »

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Party Goer: I'm a teacher at a gay preschool.
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Baby Goya and The Nuclear Winters' new album cover featuring Doris appears near the beginning of the credits. See more »


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I'm The Money
Written by Jabbath Alberto Roa Arias
Performed by Eva and Her Virgins
Courtesy of dms.FM
On behalf of Mother West
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stop with all the finger wagging
10 April 2016 | by marfrie56See all my reviews

So you think Sally Field doesn't look hot, or does look hot, or the male lead (name escapes me) is hot, isn't hot, or what is a 60something year old doing, fantasizing and pursuing a 30something year old. These actors are people, and their fictional characters are people within the confines of the story. They weren't made for you. There are billions of people in the world - each with his/her own story, also not made for you. You have your own story, and have done things in your life that someone else might wag their finger at and declare, "inappropriate!" (and if not you've had an incredibly boring life and it's time to get out there and get one)

Go ahead and make these judgments if you must. You're not the ultimate judge of what's hot and what's not, what's appropriate and what's cringe-worthy. Part of the "lesson" of the movie turned out to be that such prejudices can interfere with living a full life and prevent you from exploring all the avenues that may present themselves to you.

Wife and I enjoyed the movie very much.

Doris reminded me of my own mom, who was "hot" and effervescent, and who was named, Doris. I went to see it for that very reason, and I was rewarded by a beautiful and interesting movie, with many other aspects beyond whether the characters were hot and whether their behavior was age-appropriate.


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