Hope Springs

Hope Springs

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Hope Springs

Comedy-drama starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a couple trying to reignite their 30 year marriage with an intense weekend of marriage and sex therapy, courtesy of a relationship guru (Steve Carell). From the director of The Devil Wears Prada.

Kay (Streep) wants to reconnect with her cantankerous husband (Jones) and persuades him to meet with Dr Bernie Feld (Carell). Attending his sessions in the seaside town of Great Hope Springs, the couple have to endure the intrusive counselling, drop their bedroom hang ups, learn some new manoeuvres and rediscover their joie de vivre.

2012Rating: M, for mature thematic content involving sexuality100 minsUSA
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Some "close to the bone" truths

Yes, I suspect many will recognise aspects of life as portrayed in this movie. Worth seeing, reasonably funny and a little thought provoking.

3.0
0

Realistic and Refreshing

This film took your typical rom-com, and tipped it on its head. And it succeeded! There were just so many refreshing elements of this film, with the storyline continually going against the norm. Even to the point where I actually believed there wouldn't be a happy ending! (There was, of course. One cliche had to be kept ;D) I just felt myself being charmed...

4.0
0

A well cast film

This week 8 of us (6M, 2F) went to see "Hope Springs". The movie features Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell, all playing roles outside their normal comfort zone. Most of the scenes take place in 3 locations only - the family home of 31 years, the couple counsellor's office and the motel where Kay and Arnold are staying in the town of Hope...

4.0
0

Great actors but could have been better

Actors were great but the story was a bit slow, it did have its funny moments though and kept me entertained. The was a bit much sitting around doing nothing to keep this movie really entertaining.

2.0
0

How To Spice Up A Marrage

I am having trouble writing this review. It will appeal to some with laugh out loud moments which I enjoyed.The adult comedy was very good.The success of the film depended on the casting of the charactors.Both Streep and Jones do a very good job and carried the story well. On the other side it was dull at times with many visits to the therapist.Steve Carell...

3.0
0

Meh

Tommy Lee Jones is a great actor, Merryl Streep is a great actor... But two great actors don't make a great film. I did wonder if Tommy had always wanted to get it on with Meryl and when this script appeared he finally got to tick it off his bucket list. Both Jones and Streep's characters are painful and annoying and Steve Carell (who I had started to...

2.0
0

Excellent movie with a realistic scenario

I totally disagree with the Flicks critic, and I belong to the relevant age group. Streep and Jones are outstanding, and Carell is also very good. This movie got a pretty good overall rating at Rotten Tomatoes (73%), and the hostile reviews of some critics, including the above, probably say more about the critics themselves than they do about the tone and...

4.0
0

Great Movie with Brilliant Actors

Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep had great chemistry in this movie this was a great choice of casting as well as Steve Carell although he wasnt as funny then in his other movies. 5 Stars

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Hope Springs is an altogether pleasant surprise: a mainstream dramedy that frankly and intelligently addresses the challenges facing a couple after 31 years of marriage.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

When the sing-song Jones and beatifically smiling Streep are allowed to carry the dramatic weight, you can see the raw, tough-love film that Hope Springs wants to be - until Frankel starts trying to be lighthearted and cute, at which point you see the movie's real troubled marriage in full bloom.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The movie is an awkward cross between a domestic comedy and a marital tragedy that's laced with laughs, soggy with tears and burdened by a booming, blunt soundtrack that amplifies every narrative beat.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The reason to see it is for Jones. This man who can stride fearlessly through roles requiring strong, determined men, this actor who can seem in complete control, finds a character here who seems unlike any other he has played and plays it bravely.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

If you're not in that demographic, don't dismiss it. You'll miss out on a genuinely sweet, perfectly acted, remarkably brave little movie that should make audiences swoon for something they thought was gone - a smart dramedy for grown-ups.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

More comedic drama than midlife romantic comedy, rather literally titled Hope Springs holds few surprises but delivers plenty of warmth.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Hope Springs dares viewers to look closely at the remarkable sight of naked adult intimacy and its discontents.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Hope Springs is an altogether pleasant surprise: a mainstream dramedy that frankly and intelligently addresses the challenges facing a couple after 31 years of marriage.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

When the sing-song Jones and beatifically smiling Streep are allowed to carry the dramatic weight, you can see the raw, tough-love film that Hope Springs wants to be - until Frankel starts trying to be lighthearted and cute, at which point you see the movie's real troubled marriage in full bloom.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The movie is an awkward cross between a domestic comedy and a marital tragedy that's laced with laughs, soggy with tears and burdened by a booming, blunt soundtrack that amplifies every narrative beat.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The reason to see it is for Jones. This man who can stride fearlessly through roles requiring strong, determined men, this actor who can seem in complete control, finds a character here who seems unlike any other he has played and plays it bravely.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

If you're not in that demographic, don't dismiss it. You'll miss out on a genuinely sweet, perfectly acted, remarkably brave little movie that should make audiences swoon for something they thought was gone - a smart dramedy for grown-ups.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

More comedic drama than midlife romantic comedy, rather literally titled Hope Springs holds few surprises but delivers plenty of warmth.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Hope Springs dares viewers to look closely at the remarkable sight of naked adult intimacy and its discontents.

0

Some "close to the bone" truths

Yes, I suspect many will recognise aspects of life as portrayed in this movie. Worth seeing, reasonably funny and a little thought provoking.

3.0
0

Realistic and Refreshing

This film took your typical rom-com, and tipped it on its head. And it succeeded! There were just so many refreshing elements of this film, with the storyline continually going against the norm. Even to the point where I actually believed there wouldn't be a happy ending! (There was, of course. One cliche had to be kept ;D) I just felt myself being...

4.0
0

A well cast film

This week 8 of us (6M, 2F) went to see "Hope Springs". The movie features Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell, all playing roles outside their normal comfort zone. Most of the scenes take place in 3 locations only - the family home of 31 years, the couple counsellor's office and the motel where Kay and Arnold are staying in the town of Hope...

4.0
0

Great actors but could have been better

Actors were great but the story was a bit slow, it did have its funny moments though and kept me entertained. The was a bit much sitting around doing nothing to keep this movie really entertaining.

2.0
0

How To Spice Up A Marrage

I am having trouble writing this review. It will appeal to some with laugh out loud moments which I enjoyed.The adult comedy was very good.The success of the film depended on the casting of the charactors.Both Streep and Jones do a very good job and carried the story well. On the other side it was dull at times with many visits to the therapist.Steve...

3.0
0

Meh

Tommy Lee Jones is a great actor, Merryl Streep is a great actor... But two great actors don't make a great film. I did wonder if Tommy had always wanted to get it on with Meryl and when this script appeared he finally got to tick it off his bucket list. Both Jones and Streep's characters are painful and annoying and Steve Carell (who I had started to...

2.0
0

Excellent movie with a realistic scenario

I totally disagree with the Flicks critic, and I belong to the relevant age group. Streep and Jones are outstanding, and Carell is also very good. This movie got a pretty good overall rating at Rotten Tomatoes (73%), and the hostile reviews of some critics, including the above, probably say more about the critics themselves than they do about the tone and...

4.0
0

Great Movie with Brilliant Actors

Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep had great chemistry in this movie this was a great choice of casting as well as Steve Carell although he wasnt as funny then in his other movies. 5 Stars

5.0
0