Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star in The Leisure Seeker. It’s the story of a couple who take off on an adventure in their ageing motor home, which they call “The Leisure Seeker.”
The Boston couple travel cross country to Key West and the home of their hero, Ernest Hemingway. Here’s the plot summary: “Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner® Donald Sutherland star as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable cross-country journey in their vintage camper. Ella and John are fleeing the suffocating care of their doctors and grown children. He is distracted but strong; she is frail but sharp. Their journey aboard the faithful old camper they call The Leisure Seeker takes them from Boston to Key West. Sharing moments of exhilaration and anguish, they recapture their passion for life and their love for one another on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.”
The film is rated R for some sexual material. Fingers crossed fervently that the sexual material involves Southerland and Mirren! It will be wonderful to see the two of them as regular, everyday people rather than the villains or badasses they so often play.
Also featured in The Leisure Seeker are Joshua Mikel, Kirsty Mitchell, Christian McKay, Robert Pralgo, and Chelle Ramos.
The film is currently doing the festival circuit, but will be released in the U.S. in January of 2018.