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Hope Springs

Hope Springs (2003)

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Not a sequel to 1998's Hope Floats, Hope Springs is a romantic comedy based on the 2001 novel New Cardiff, the first new book in over 20 years by Charles Webb, author of The Graduate. Directed and written for the screen by Mark Herman (Brassed Off), the film stars Colin Firth as lovelorn British artist Colin Ware. After being left by his fiancée Vera (Minnie Driver), Colin takes to sulking about in a small Vermont hotel run by Joanie Fisher (Mary Steenburgen). When Joanie becomes aware of

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Mark Herman

Apr 6, 2004

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9) | DVD (11)

Somehow it can't make the leap from an enjoyable light film to a movie to remember.

April 4, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Firth, who is one of the best of the rom com actors out there, eventually crashes into the film's multitude of shortcomings

July 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinemania

Hope Springs went straight to video after being savaged by critics and audiences in the UK, and that's about where it belongs.

May 26, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Hopelessly boring.

April 8, 2004
Montreal Film Journal

...remains engaging primarily due to the charismatic performances and director Mark Herman's breezy approach to the material...

April 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Ultimately it's the wholly unbelievable -- and frankly, impossible -- story that makes Hope Springs fail to work in virtually every scene.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

We see a relationship that doesn't seem to have any reason for being, or even any joy.

July 6, 2003

A date movie that's well worth making a date with.

May 7, 2003 Full Review Source: BBC.com
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Audience Reviews for Hope Springs

I am a fan of both Colin Firth and Minnie Driver. This is not my favorite film but it is funny and worth seeing.

Colin plays an artist whom lives in England with his love (Driver). When she leaves him Colin decides to have a big change by moving to New England. While staying there he encounters many ineresting characters such as the hotel's owner (the wonderful Mary Steenburgen)and her husband. At the same time he meets a beautiful off the wall lady (Heather Graham). Will home call him back to his 1st true love or stay in the states is for you to find out.
March 24, 2008
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    1. Colin Ware: I'm totally unshakable on this.
    2. Vera Edwards: I can feel your resolve stiffening.
    – Submitted by Frances H (17 months ago)
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