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.
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as Doctor Feld
as Brad, Their son
as Eileen, Kay's friend
as Molly, Their Daughter
as Mark, Their Son-in-law
as Vince, Arnold's Friend
as Cora, the Waitress
as Karen, the Bartender
as Charlie, the Docent
as Danny, the Bookstore Clerk
as Mike, the Innkeeper
as Carol, the Neighbor
as Ann, the Happy Wife
as Jack, the Happy Husband
as Dana, Doctor Feld's Wife
as Ronnie, the Taxi Driver
as John, the Waiter
as Maddie, Brad's Girlfriend
as Lee, the Unhappy Wife
as Paul, the Unhappy Husband
as Rogina, the exiting patient
as O'Brien-Rogina, the Exiting Patient
as Steve, the Grocery Shopper
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Critic Reviews for Hope Springs
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.
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.
All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds.
Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.
It's all a little depressing.
Audience Reviews for Hope Springs
Sweet and amusing romance drama.
"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.
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.
Hope Springs Quotes
|Kay:||You know, how you think you're always headed toward something? You think "when we get married" or "when we have kids" or "when the kids go and it's just us again..." You know, there's always something to look forward to. And one day, I realized that we are not going toward anything anymore...|
|Kay:||You know, how you think you're always headed toward something? You think "when we get married" or "when we have kids" or "when the kids go and it's just us again." You know, there's always something to look forward to. And one day, I realized that we are not going toward anything anymore.|
|Doctor Feld:||I Iike to think of it...The metaphor of when you have a deviated septum and you can't breathe? You have to break the nose in order to fix it.|
|Karen the bartender:||How many in here are not getting any?|
|Kay:||Carol? ...with the Corgies?|
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