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Hope Springs (2012)



Critic Consensus: Led by a pair of mesmerizing performances from Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, Hope Springs offers filmgoers some grown-up laughs -- and a thoughtful look at mature relationships.

Movie Info

Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) 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 (Steve Carell) 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. -- (C) Sonymore
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vanessa Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2012
Box Office: $63.5M
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Steve Carell
as Doctor Feld
Ben Rappaport
as Brad, Their son
Jean Smart
as Eileen, Kay's frien...
Martin Ireland
as Molly, Their Daught...
Patch Darragh
as Mark, Their Son-in-...
Brett Rice
as Vince, Arnold's Fri...
Becky Ann Baker
as Cora, the Waitress
Elisabeth Shue
as Karen, the Bartende...
Charles Techman
as Charlie, the Docent
Daniel Flaherty
as Danny, the Bookstor...
Damian Young
as Mike, the Innkeeper
Mimi Rogers
as Carol, the Neighbor
Ann Harada
as Ann, the Happy Wife
Jack Haley
as Jack, the Happy Hus...
Susan Misner
as Dana, Doctor Feld's...
Rony Clanton
as Ronnie, the Taxi Dr...
John Srednicki
as John, the Waiter
Madeline Ruskin
as Maddie, Brad's Girl...
Lee Cunningham
as Lee, the Unhappy Wi...
Paul Letersky
as Paul, the Unhappy H...
Rogina Bedell-O'Brie...
as Rogina, the exiting...
Rogina Bedell
as O'Brien-Rogina, the...
Stephen Lee Davis
as Steve, the Grocery ...
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News & Interviews for Hope Springs

Critic Reviews for Hope Springs

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (46)

Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Top Critic

The film, a rehab job on a beached marriage, displays the most tender respect, the most exquisite tact, and yet it would be completely unwatchable -- an outright embarrassment -- with any other actors than Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

It's tough to come up with new superlatives for Meryl Streep, but the 63-year-old actress delivers her most frankly sexual performance yet in Hope Springs.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Top Critic

All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Unlike the cloying contrivances of It's Complicated, Hope Springs is audacious in its commitment to subtle authenticity, never artificially upping the dramatic stakes but instead staying true to its small yet relatable story.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013

As well-written as it is, with frank analysis of what can make a good marriage lose its spark over time, the film gets its emotional resonance from the heartfelt performances.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013

Audience Reviews for Hope Springs

Sweet and amusing romance drama.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

"Hope Springs" could've been a pretty insightful film about the realities that set in after being married for a very very long time. Instead "Hope" opts to be a enjoyable piece of fluff anchored by two masterful performances by the always great Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.

The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

Nice. Enjoyable. Touching. Not to be viewed as a Romantic Comedy, though..it is a drama, with maybe 1 or 2 minor chuckles. I found it very true to life. Meryl Streep, and Tommy Lee Jones, did a completely believable job.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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