The Leisure SeekerA runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to 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.

Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren are usually top-notch actors but in this cliché-ridden story, they feel like they are trying hard to act. All the way through I was conscious they were acting and a good movie shouldn’t make one feel that way. The whole thing feels inauthentic and contrived. There are a few moments of humour but I thought it would be a lot funnier than it was. There was no emotional resonance and very little drama. And the use of Alzheimer’s as the core plot device comes across as more or a plot device than any attempt to genuinely engage with the experience of someone suffering from it. I was glad when it finished.