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Screen veterans Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play a pair of unlikely runaways in this bittersweet comedy drama.

A chatty former southern belle and a retired literature professor, the long-married couple hit the road in their ancient camper van (the title Leisure Seeker) on a trip from Boston to Key West in Florida – much to the dismay of their grown-up son and daughter (Christian McKay and Janel Moloney).

On the way, the film veers close to poor taste – she’s cancer-stricken, he’s addled with Alzheimer’s – and Italian director Paolo Virzi does let scenes drift on, but the stars keep things on course to the emotional close.