Hope Springs Reviews

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October 31, 2019
Is having Meryl Steep's character practising her fellatio technique on a banana really all the material they could come up with?
August 30, 2018
The script treats its characters with respect. The relentless music is another matter entirely.
January 8, 2013
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.
January 8, 2013
All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds.
December 12, 2012
Sure, there's some big, general things about common couples' problems that ring true, but Hope Springs is all posturing with very little believable character building.
October 20, 2012
Should this marriage be saved?
September 19, 2012
While it may feel familiar to some, such awkward home truths do not a great viewing experience make. Jones is bereft of charm, while Streep seems misplaced as his loyal wife.
September 13, 2012
Mildly diverting, but far from either of its lead actors' best.
September 13, 2012
Hope springs; but not without a witty, pithy script it doesn't.
September 13, 2012
The film's strong points are its noble intentions and the nuanced performances by Streep and Lee Jones. But I'm not sure who will actually enjoy this movie.
September 13, 2012
As the couple try to rekindle the bedroom flame the note of cutesy comedy kicks in and the movie gets phonier and phonier.
August 23, 2012
Attempts to be a relatable chick flick for the gold card crowd, but the characters are so one-dimensional and clich.
August 23, 2012
A sense of well-executed blandness sets in.
August 23, 2012
I reacted against it and they've got this adolescent attitude to sex that I found irritating too. Come on, grow up, guys.
August 23, 2012
A boring, depressing and inane look into a failing middle class marriage - that is unaided even by the class of its lead stars.
August 23, 2012
This would be a Lifetime movie with a lesser cast, and even with this amazing trio, it drags along with only the occasional moments of honest insight
August 18, 2012
The strong acting of the two leads is in service to a well-intentioned but very talky script ... and isn't nearly as entertaining as it would like to be.
August 13, 2012
'Scenes from a Marriage,' with a case of the cutes...
August 11, 2012
Springs insists on maintaining just enough comedy to keep the project commercial, which essentially means reducing two protagonists with a long-shared history to caricatures.
August 11, 2012
OK, you snobs who turned up your noses at 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' try this piece of hackwork. Ugh.
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