Hello, My Name Is Doris

Synopsis: A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael Showalter
Production: Red Crown Productions
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


Sometimes, God taketh away

what God hath given.

A mother who bears us

with her loins...

...bears us always...

...and lives forever in our hearts.

Let's go talk to her now.

Just sit next to her.


Hey, sis. How you holding up?

I'm holding up.

Supposed to hold up,

so I'm holding up.

Hey, you know,

we're all pretty devastated, so....

Anyway, Cynthia and I were thinking,

now that Ma's gone...

...maybe you could get

your own place in the city...

- ...close to your job and everything.

- You wouldn't have to ride the ferry.

You've really earned this.

You've been living in Mom's house,

taking care of her all these years.

Which was so noble of you.

- I don't know how you did it. Really.

- So noble.

And I was thinking that, you know,

once we cleaned out Mama's junk...

...that we should think about

maybe selling the house too.

- Todd, all my stuff is there.

- Yeah.

All right. Um....

Look, I just....

We, uh....


Her name is Sylvia Edwards

and she could really help.

- Help with what?

- The hoarding, Doris.

You and Mom,

you held on to a lot of stuff.

Please, sis, just meet with her.

- I'm sorry.

- Sorry. Could someone hit eight, please?


It's tight quarters.

- It's pretty awkward, huh?

- Yeah.

Here. These are a little....

Sorry, they were on your ear.

Is that better?

- Boy, yeah.

- Yeah.

I like your glasses.

They're cat eyeglasses?


They're cool.

Okay. Thanks.

Hey, Doris?


Anne's replacing all our chairs

with these posture balls.

She's got a whole truckload.

So I'm gonna need your chair, Doris.

I like my chair. It has a back.

You know I don't make the rules, right?

I'm just the muscle.

Can I have everyone

gather around please? Over here.

Over here.

Over here.

I would like to introduce everyone

to John Fremont.

John is the new art director.

He joins us after a successful stint

in the L.A. office.

We're very happy to have him.

So let's give him

a big New York welcome.

- Speech.

- Speech.


Okay, uh, I'll give it a shot.

So I know it's a far cry

from the sandy beaches of Malibu...

...but, um, it's really great to be here

in the city that never sleeps.

So that's it.

That's all, folks.

You're so funny, John.

Okay, everyone back to work.


Actually, wait.

There's one last thing

that I need to say.

I met a woman in the elevator

this morning.

And 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

I have not been able to put out...

...since the moment

I laid eyes on you.

Can we explore this?




Hey, sorry to interrupt

whatever that was.

Just me and the cats now.

I hope I don't end up like one of those

weird old New Yorkers...

...that chokes on a peanut and dies

and no one even misses me...

...until the smell of my decomposing

body seeps through the walls.

- Oh, honey, I would miss you. I would...

- Get in the slow lane, ladies.

You go eat some kale.

- Fascist.

- She gave us the finger, Roz.

- Give her the finger.

- Fascist!

- Roz, no, no, no.

- Hey, hey, hey.

Yeah, you'd better run.

Run away.

Run away, girl. Uh-huh.

Will you get your friend?

Oh, Roz. For goodness sakes,

just give her the finger next time.

Look, see, she ran away.

Of course.

You scared the heck out of her.

And then after that,

John says, "Th-Th-That's all, folks."

You know, like Bugs Bunny.

And Anne goes, "ooh," you know.

I don't even think

she got the reference.

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