Hello, My Name Is Doris
First screened in April 2016
Director: Michael Showalter. Cast: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Beth Behrs, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Caroline Aaron, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Gallagher, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Rich Sommer, Rebecca Wisocky. Screenplay: Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter (based on the short film Doris & the Intern written and directed by Laura Terruso). Twitter Capsule:
Sally climbs a table, hoists a sign. It says, "DORIS!" She commits. It's fun. Max is fun. Script problems.
Cast solves a lot of problems, and the movie aims a little higher than the Kooky Spinster template it suggests. Still, it's rarely more than a colorful amuse-bouche.