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Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
Comedy Drama - Despite what the trailers and advertising make this out to be, this
is not a light comedy but mostly a fairly serious relationship drama
with some comedic moments and lines. This is also basically a
two-character piece for Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, with Steve
Carell having a very small supporting role and other recognizable
faces such as Elisabeth Shue and Mimi Rogers having cameos. Older
viewers, particularly women, are the target. Clinical sex talk and
some suggestive humor make this film for adults.
Meryl Streep TO THE ARTIC 3D, THE IRON LADY, IT'S COMPLICATED Tommy Lee Jones MEN IN BLACK III, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE COMPANY MEN Steve Carell SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Director: David Frankel THE BIG YEAR, MARLEY & ME, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
PROFANITY: 3 GD's; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: A few clothed sexual situations; clinical sex talk. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fairly frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations, often suggestive.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 155 moviegoers:
ADULTS:These are GREAT REVIEWS from both the males and females. Better than half rated it extremely high, indicating they loved "Hope Springs." Most of the remaining moviegoers enjoyed it very much, but didn't quite love it. Only a very small percentage rated it an average movie.