‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’ Trailer: Adorably Quirky Sally Field Falls for a Much Younger Man
Michael Showalter is best known for his work alongside David Wain and Michael Ian Black on projects like Wet Hot American Summer and last year’s criminally underseen They Came Together. But Showalter also has a separate filmmaking career, and he’s finally back with his solo follow-up to 2005's surprisingly sweet indie romance The Baxter. The trailer for his latest effort has arrived, touting an impossibly adorable and quirky Sally Field as an administrative clerk who falls for her new — and much younger — supervisor, played by New Girl’s Max Greenfield.
Hello, My Name Is Doris premiered earlier this year at SXSW and it totally swept me off my feet. It’s like a combination of Grey Gardens and Sixteen Candles — a combo you never knew you always wanted. In it, Field plays Doris, a shy, goofy and sweetly eccentric older woman who lives at home with her mother, but when her mom passes away, Doris finds herself feeling both lost and liberated. And that’s when she meets the man of her dreams, who just happens to be much younger and seemingly out of her grasp.
As you can see in the delightful trailer above, Hello, My Name Is Doris bears a similar formula to beloved teen rom-coms of the ’80s and ’90s, but instead of being the awkward, artsy, outcast teenager in love with the popular boy, Doris is an older woman whose age leaves her feeling stigmatized.
It’s truly a wonderful film and an excellent solo effort from Showalter, whose work with Wain and Black tends to skew to the more absurd, juvenile side of the humor scale (not that that’s a bad thing!). Here Showalter proves once again that he’s the tender heart of the trio. The film is also unlike most things Sally Field has done, and it’s great to see such an established, veteran actor who’s still capable of taking risks and surprising us.
Prepare to fall in love with Doris when Hello, My Name Is Doris hits theaters on March 11, 2016.