September 16, 2019


A good movie is enjoyable, but a great movie also leaves me thinking about it long after I leave the theatre.  

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS does all that and more.  On the outset, it looks like a romance between an older woman (Sally Field) and her younger boss (Max Greenfield).  However, as much as every single interview out there wants to focus on their relationship, the movie is so much more than that.  It's really about making your way through the world and really learning to live.  The leads are absolutely electrifying in their performances.

For more about HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, take a look below at my spoiler-free analysis of the movie's themes, symbolism and eagle-eye details to watch for. 

If you've already seen the movie, let me know what you think and if you saw something else in it.  If you haven't seen it yet, let me know what you're most looking forward to about it!

Enjoyed the analysis?  Here's a bit of “bonus information” from the film's composer, Brian H. Kim.  Brian reached out to let me knew that he saw the analysis and loved that I spotted these themes and details–they were exactly what the film's creators were going for with it!  He also provided some additional information about the music, which I talked about in my analysis.  He said they , contacted me with this additional behind-the-scenes information: he agreed that my analysis of how the nearly used a “schmaltzy doo-wop” (his words) during the fantasy sequences but decided that it would have felt too much like a “release” (again, his term) and they wanted to keep the audience questioning instead. 

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