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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.

Director:

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..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hello, My Name Is 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:

$84,986, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$14,444,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,659,448
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in 3 weeks in LA and 3 days in NYC for exterior photography. See more »

Goofs

Misspelling on screen. When John is viewing Doris's (Lilith's) Facebook friend request, the screen pop-up says they have no *mutal* friends instead of mutual. See more »

Quotes

John: I met a woman in the elevator this morning. We hardly exchanged more than a few words, but she made a big impression on me. She's standing right there... Look lady, I don't even know your name, but you set off a fire inside of me that I've not been able to put out since the moment I laid eyes on you. Can we explore this?
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Crazy Credits

Baby Goya and The Nuclear Winters' new album cover featuring Doris appears near the beginning of the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Inside Of Me
Written by Ross Churchill and Chris Howell
Performed by Pariis Opera House
Courtesy of dms.FM
On behalf of Sentric Music
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Unassuming, genuinely flying under the radar
11 June 2016 | by rzajacSee all my reviews

This is a great example of ultrafine filmmaking that simultaneously courts convention, and then proceeds to transcend it.

It starts up as straight-up storytelling bolstered by a focus on character/scenario development, and winds up being quite close to mythic. Doris starts out as a "character", but ends up as a goddess. That's a laudable achievement for film.

This flick, more than many, gets my inner wheels turning, pondering the production process that brought together so many fine talents to produce such a fine film product. After watching so many hi-tech, meticulous productions that skimp on narrative/mythic depth, it's nice to see a mid-tech product that really does deliver the goods.

Check it out.


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