Hope Springs (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.


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Director:

David Frankel

Writer:

Vanessa Taylor

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20 August 2012 | Michael_Elliott
Charming Film Helped by Great Leads
Hope Springs (2012)

*** (out of 4)

Charming comedy about a married couple (Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones) who have been together for thirty-one years but the wife starts to think they're losing everything. She forces her husband to go to a marriage counselor (Steve Carell) and soon they realize that a lot more is wrong than they thought. If you're looking for some deep, hard hitting marriage drama then I highly recommend you check out Ingmar Bergman's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE. If you're looking for some light entertainment that will make you laugh then HOPE SPRINGS is just the film for you. Yes, I understand you could argue that Streep and Jones are too talented to appear in such a simple comedy but I personally don't think it matters and especially since both of them are so enjoyable here. What really struck me is that the two really do come across as a real couple who have been together for over thirty-years. Both actors are clearly into their roles and this is especially true for Jones who easily steals the picture. He can play grumpy like no other person out there and he does a terrific job here. His replies to being pressured by the doctor have a certain comic timing, which I found downright hilarious at times. Carell is also very good as the man in the middle. He basically just has to sit there and ask questions but the actor made the role quite memorable. The film is far from perfect as there's no doubt that it starts to wear down in the final fifteen minutes or so but the two actors are simply so charming that it's still worth watching.

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Release Date:

8 August 2012

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Guilford, Connecticut, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,650,121 12 August 2012

Gross USA:

$63,536,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,281,051

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