Doris Miller could probably be described as a mouse. She is somewhere on the downside of her fifties, and has spent all her life in the same house caring for her mother. As the movie opens, we see Doris at her mom’s funeral. Her brother and his wife already are strongly hinting that Doris should move out of the family home so that the house can be sold.
Doris and her mother were hoarders. The idea of moving and giving up her beloved possessions is something that Doris refuses to do.
Meeting a new, handsome, much younger co-worker sets Doris to thinking that this man might be her opportunity to change her life. With the help of her friend’s thirteen-year old granddaughter, Doris “friends” John and set in motion a series of funny and life-altering events.
Sally Fields once again demonstrates what a good actress she is. She is Doris Miller from her “vivid” clothing, to her Walty Mitty episodes. The scenes at the Baby Goya rock concert are hilarious.
“Hello, My Name Is Doris” is a funny, and loving portrayal of a woman who wants much more in life. This is a movie not to be missed.