Hope Springs

Hope Springs

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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Variety

Variety

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

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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