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Plot: Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple whose marriage has declined until they are now sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way. Finally, Kay has had enough and finds a book by Dr. Feld which inspires her to sign them up for the Doctor's intense week long marriage counseling session. Although Arnold sees nothing wrong with their 30 year long marriage, he reluctantly agrees to go on the expensive excursion. What follows is an insightful experience as Dr. Feld manages to help the couple understand how they have emotionally drifted apart and what they can do to reignite their passion. Even with the Doctor's advice, Kay and Arnold find that renewing their marriage's fire is a daunting challenge for them both. Runtime: 100 mins Release Date: 31 Dec 2011
I've been married 37 years and just like the movie says, "A lot of good marriages have some bad years." This is what summarized the storyline for me. The passage of time creates complacency and the doldrums needing a good blast of air in the sails to get it moving again. Going for a week of intensive therapy made sense in this case. One reviewer said they were robotic and yes, that was it...the morning routine, right down to placing the briefcase and jacket in the same spot every...single...day...DULLSVILLE! It was correct! It was perfectly handled, reserved wife doesn't <more>
speak up or complain, but instead heads to "couples" therapy ALONE. How many couple-halves have done that? Can I get an AMEN? But there is a voice of fear deep under all that gruff, redundancy in Tommy Lee Jones' character and he relents and goes. WATCH HIS FACE. His rugged face transforms from one scene to the next in the most remarkable way. He nearly looks like a different person once the "ice" is broken and they actually touch affectionately again after years of lack.I can't think of anything to say about Meryl other than beauty, excellence, and never disappointing. She just exudes joy, even when she's miserable...greatness...depth...layers and layers. Steve Carrel played the straight man with tenderness and subtlety beyond my wildest imaginings. The close-ups had me expecting a typical goof-ball break in his demeanor and it never happened. He was the quintessential good counselor. Well, of course in a perfect world all marital problems would/could be solved in a week, but face it...not going to happen. However, the key elements rose to the top...persevere if it is important and let it go if it's not. Communication MUST exist. Tear down those walls. Sexuality doesn't end at 50 and having someone who knows you intimately helps a lot. And let me just add...after age 50 the face starts to change! Yes, TLJ looked haggard. Yes, MS looked uncomfortable, matronly. But look at their transformation! The breakthrough took 10 years off each of them and I don't think it was the magic of Botox either. They looked REAL! They looked like me...they looked like US. THANK YOU! So, if you still believe marriages and relationships can withstand the tests of time, seven year itch, and whatever else life throws at you then see this movie. It might renew your belief that good things can still happen if you work for it. I was inspired.
This sensitive, insightful and well-performed film is highly recommended for couples of all ages. It is certainly a "date film" for those couples who have successfully stayed together through all of marriage's sometimes stormy adventures. You may easily find some deja vu moments, as we did. This is no rip roaring comedy for you Steve Carell lovers, but certainly kept me chuckling through the first hour.The story's slow pace and editing is a refreshing change from all the hyperactive films out there. It makes the film more like a reality TV piece. The sexual content is <more>
handled tastefully without all the salacious and dirty comedy shenanigans of most date films. The super-talents of top actors Jones, Streep, and Carell really make this film exceptional. With any less talented actors I think it would be a flop.My only complaint is that it is distracting to have the couple sleeping in separate rooms. This seems an bit extreme and unusual, at least for the couples I hang out with. The same point could have been made by having Jones just snoozing away night after night on one side of a big queen sized bed like a zombie.
This filmmaker is a miracle worker (by coiffuremixte)
Hope Springs is a fantastic film. Last year had a lot of exceptional films and this was one of the very best.To put it in perspective, I'll say that I am not of the target demographic and that I also saw Marley and Me, a masterpiece worthy of Capra, cunningly disguised as a Jennifer Aniston rom-com with a dog in it, which prepared me in some way for an exceptional piece of work. Although Carrell and Streep are at their best, Tommy Lee Jones is in a state of grace for this film. He is brilliant, funny, fiercely believable. If you know him as an actor it's obvious that he is capable of <more>
effortless brilliance; as in The Fugitive where he stole the movie without having a great deal to do. Here he finally gets his teeth into a subtle and substantial lead which asks him to give it his all. He delivers an Oscar worthy performance that means 'exceptional' not 'his character goes through hell and is either disabled or a historical figure' .In fact Hope Springs is a mind-blowing life-altering kind of film, the subject matter is plain as a daytime talk show what sets it apart is the delivery of the simple story, the care and attention and sensitivity afforded the characters everyday lives and feelings.Thrilling work.
The trailer and marketing campaign for this film is another instance of a collection of sound bites making a film seem like something that it is not. This is NOT a geriatric sex comedy. In fact, I would not even call it a comedy. There are some laughs, several smiles, but most of the time I was in tears. If you go there expecting laughs, you may be disappointed. I went there with such expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised and amazed.I am about the same age as the couple, and I deal with divorcing couples every day. This film is so real and true-to-life, with no big fight or <more>
over-the-top scene, which is appropriate since so many marriages end as a result of a collection of little unintended cruelties becoming unbearable.I cannot think of any film in which Tommy Lee Jones or Meryl Streep gave a more astonishing performance. Tommy Lee going to a couples therapy session run by Steve Carell? The perfect set-up for lots of laughs, but then we realize the situation is really not funny.Imagine a film in which Steve Carell has absolutely no gags, routines or funny bits. Yet I can't imagine anyone doing that role better. He was in another film dealing in part with a relationship gone bad, "Crazy Stupid Love," which was a comic take and a marvelous film . Trying to find another film for comparison, the closest that comes to mind is Bergman's "Scenes From A Marriage." But I think this film about the same general subject is much more accessible.I would have given this film a 10, but the soundtrack of obvious songs to underscore the plot became somewhat distracting. The song most appropriate here but not used is "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be." The couple here would be from the same generation as Carly Simon.I'm going back.
Finally A Film That Resonates With Real People (by patsworld)
There is no feeling of being lonesome so crushing as being in a room with someone, in a relationship with somebody, when the feeling is gone. This couple, married thirty one years, have discovered this, as some of us have at different times in our lives. Tommy Lee Jones is the husband, marred down in his married life that has dimmed into something he feels will never be bright again. Never expects it to be. Is perfectly willing to plod along through life as is with his anger and dismay at how things have turned out hidden and suppressed. Meryl Streep is his wife, loving and longing to be <more>
loved, feeling that marriage should not be this way, no longer feeling attractive or appreciated. Willing to come out of her shell to try for change. Elizabeth Shue, who we don't see nearly enough of lately, was excellent. I have never liked Steve Carell so much in a role as I did in his part as the marriage counselor, trying to inflate this flattened union. Many, many couples, married for decades will feel parts, if not all of this movie, in a personal way. I go to a lot of films and the number of people in the theater for the showing of this movie was more than I've seen gathered for an afternoon in the theater in years. I mean years. That's how infrequently we have a decent movie with fabulous actors come out, with no filthy language, no gratuitous sex .nothing to detract from a solid screenplay, a story well told and well acted. This one was exasperating, touching, amusing in spots, made you smile, caused you to shake your head ..it has it all. At the end of this film, everyone and I mean everyone was smiling, happy that they had come to see this one. Wow. That doesn't happen often. Perhaps the young people won't see or appreciate the truth of this film so much, but let me tell you, the young are not the only folks buying tickets to movies. And every person with a few years under his or her belt, married to the same spouse for decades, will understand it and love it!
Some plots aren't all about you... c'mon people! (by spelaeologus)
It's always interesting to read people's reviews of movies and instead of getting a review, we get a paragraphs full of narcissism, relentless scrutiny, and disappointment. What reviewers have to understand is that yours is not the only perspective on what makes a good movie, in fact, good.The problem is, genuine realism is lost on those expecting the standard Hollywood-esque, brushed-canvasses, flawless plot lines, and riveting dialogue. Life is rarely like that and when a movie comes along that depicts some real-life humanity, with all our human idiosyncrasies and vulnerabilities, <more>
it gets dissected because a few outspoken individuals are expecting reality as its portrayed in Reality TV and not reality as most of us know it, as it really is.This movie captured the tenuous nature of intimate relationships and all the things we don't say to each other. It is uncomfortable for most of us to be that exposed and vulnerable with another human being, and that is what Hope Springs capitalized on better than many other films of this genre. The communication difficulties Jones and Streep exhibited were masterfully portrayed. The dialogue wasn't always fun and lively, but that's what added to the authenticity of the plot and the main developing theme. If you're looking for mindless entertainment, something easy to digest, there's plenty out there. If you're up for a healthy dose of reality and a powerful, vital message, then give Hope Springs a viewing. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Happy film hunting!
Hope Springs delivers just as much emotion as laughs (by rgblakey)
There are movies that come along that fall in numerous genres. The latest Hope Springs seems to be pushing the comedy but sports a story that could easily be delivering the drama so going in is already somewhat of a mystery on what to really expect. With a stellar cast of Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell is there any way this film couldn't work on some level? Hope Springs follows a married couple who have grown apart. They head out to Hope Springs to attempt to rekindle their lost spark, but with a skeptical husband reluctant to take on the treatment is there any chance of <more>
saving this marriage? This is one of those movies that actually hit the mark successfully being both a comedy and a drama. When it's funny it hit a lot of really funny, sometimes uncomfortable funny moments. These are not a bad thing, but more uncomfortable for the characters in the situation thus causing a bit for the audience. What makes this film go from something pretty average to deliver something a bit more is the cast. Jones and Streep have both great chemistry throughout the film and feel like a real couple during the problem times as well as the emotional affection ones. This is their movie to shine and the emotional roller coaster they both deliver really makes this film work. They bounce around from typical married couple to acting like teenagers in love like only someone with their talent could do. Carell does a great job playing the straight laced doctor, but really only serves as a buffer to help this story of these too move along. This does showcase another chance to show he is more than just a funny man, but just doesn't bring a whole lot to the film, but what he does works well. The story isn't anything all that new, but will easily affect any age couple in a relationship that have experienced something like this from the emotional moments to the comedic ones.This is a memorable cute heartfelt movie that is usually saved for the younger cast, but gives it this new twist using the older couple. Jones and Streep show that they still have it in both the acting chops and the love story delivering some unexpected sexual humor that elevated this movie just out of average and into a fun worthwhile cute film.http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-dallas/bobby-blakey
Meryl Streep as Kay is the homemaker, mother of two grown up kids, a wife whose duties include making breakfast for husband and setting up the table for meals. But Kay also has her biological needs and desires to be kissed, held and loved by her husband. She can do it all. She can be a mother, a wife and also have same longing and passion for love making with her husband that she had when romance started between the two thirty one years back. But husband Arnold Tommy Lee Jones has shut out his sexual feelings for his wife over the years. Arnold does have sexual fantasies which include a <more>
threesome with his neighbor Carol Mimi Rogers in a tiny role ,Tom Cruise's first wife in real life!! So Kay and Arnold head off to Maine to have intensive counseling sessions with Dr Feld Steve Carell . Dr Feld rekindles the flame between Kay and Arnold in a few sessions. It's nice to watch Kay fumble in her actions of lovemaking even though she was the one who initiated the counseling and had a strong desire for physical contact with her husband. Kay gets emotional when she thinks that she cannot be sexy enough to satisfy her husband. So, she practices. The movie is simple and tackles a problem associated with sexless, romance-less marriages. Meryl Streep as always is great Bridges of Madison County,Mama Mia , Tommy Lee Jones is good loved him as a husband in Blue sky, No country for old men and now Hope Springs . Steve Carell had to really tone down to sound like a psychologist adore The Office role . Director David Frankel tried something simple and did a good job. Mery Streep is likable and lovable in all kinds of roles. Practice has made Mery Streep perfect.
This film is recommended.Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest: The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.– Alexander Pope, An Essay on ManPeople always seem to hope for the best, even under adverse conditions. So do critics. And sitting down to see this adult romantic comedy with two fine actors in top form will always raise one's expectations. The film: Hope Springs. The actors: Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. The verdict: A good film that boasts two memorable performances of the year.The film begins <more>
as Kay and Arnold are in need of marriage counseling after 31 years of marriage. Both have fallen into a complacent life together, letting their idiosyncrasies and simple everyday habits rule their lives. Neither one is really happy, but only Kay realizes that fact. Arnold is perfectly content to leave things as they are, while his wife sees that changes need to be implemented if this marriage is to survive. So it's off to the picturesque small town of Great Hope Springs and into the office of the eminent Dr. Feld, well played by Steve Carell. Heeding the advice of their therapist, the couple tries various means to rejuvenate their relationship as they try to discover happiness and enlightenment along the way.This alleged comedy has an underlying serious tone and a more emphatic message than providing some laughs. Unlike the misleading trailer that wants to convince the movie-going public that a screwball comedy is at hand, Hope Springs is a compelling drama about a failing marriage. The film continually focuses on their therapy sessions throughout most of the film, and while it does lead to comedic situations, the dramatic gravitas weighs heavily on the film's make-up. Written by Vanessa Taylor, the script is insightful but also quite predictable. With each progressive session creating more dissonance and tension between our elderly couple, the moviegoer can easily relate to their dilemma and expect the typical results in this formulaic set-up. Director David Frankel solidly crafts this tale, although his choice to overuse pop score standards that telegraph the events even before they occur becomes a distraction. With the talented leads and their high calibre of acting, the audio excess becomes grating and totally unnecessary.It is the casting of Meryl Streep as Kay and Tommy Lee Jones as her husband that elevate this film to a higher level of perfection. Their subtle acting choices are flawless. Both actors bring yeomanlike work to their stereotypical roles and make their sketchy characters real and honest creations. Streep shows the awkwardness, intelligence, and sadness of her character with the slightest traces of tightness in her body language and tendency to look away whenever the truth gets too close for comfort. I particularly loved her physical quirks like buttoning up her sweater when sex became the topic of discussion, or her nervous hesitation prior to touching her spouse for some form of confirmation and then ending with a sly coquettish smile afterwards. Jones delivers a full-bodied performance of a man in need of controlling his world, unable to admit his own fears and limitations and quick to accuse anyone who questions his true feelings. With a downcast look of shame that slowly turns into an accusatory stance of anger, Jones completely encompasses his flawed working class husband. His is a fearless reactive performance, working outside his usual comfort zone. It is one of Jones' finest portrayals to date.Hope Springs is not the comedy it purports to be. Instead, it is a well-made drama with some comic scenes that successfully comments on the human condition more honestly that the film's producers care to admit. GRADE: BVisit my blog at: www.dearmoviegoer.comANY COMMENTS: Please contact me at: [email protected] to add comments.