Hope Springs (2012)

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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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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) Sony
Rating:
PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving sexuality)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Steve Carell
as Doctor Feld
Ben Rappaport
as Brad, Their son
Jean Smart
as Eileen, Kay's friend
Marin Ireland
as Molly, Their Daughter
Patch Darragh
as Mark, Their Son-in-law
Brett Rice
as Vince, Arnold's Friend
Becky Ann Baker
as Cora, the Waitress
Elisabeth Shue
as Karen, the Bartender
Charles Techman
as Charlie, the Docent
Daniel Flaherty
as Danny, the Bookstore Clerk
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 Husband
Susan Misner
as Dana, Doctor Feld's Wife
Rony Clanton
as Ronnie, the Taxi Driver
John Srednicki
as John, the Waiter
Madeline Ruskin
as Maddie, Brad's Girlfriend
Lee Cunningham
as Lee, the Unhappy Wife
Paul Letersky
as Paul, the Unhappy Husband
Rogina Bedell-O'Brien
as Rogina, the exiting patient
Rogina Bedell
as O'Brien-Rogina, the Exiting Patient
Stephen Lee Davis
as Steve, the Grocery Shopper
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Critic Reviews for Hope Springs

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (46)

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

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
CNN.com
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
Newsday
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

Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.

Full Review… | September 11, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

It's all a little depressing.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hope Springs

Sweet and amusing romance drama.

Film Crazy
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.

Tony Gandía
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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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