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Hope Springs (2012)

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Hope Springs (2012)


Meryl Streep
Tommy Lee Jones
Steve Carell

Directed by David Frankel

Hope Springs is a feel good (making you smile all through) movie, with a cast of Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones that give you a wonderful performance. The plot is exceptional and the dialogue delivers a mature movie filled with laughs, emotional and thought provoking dialogue that will make you look at the true benefits of marriage and what is needed to keep it going.

The supporting actor, Steve Carell was also very good as Dr. Bernie Feld he actually did good job as a convincing marriage counselor, keeping a straight face as he delivers the jokes.

Hope Springs is a 2012 romantic comedy drama about a couple Kay and Arnold Soames (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones respectively) whose marriage is already on the rocks and Kay desires to get the spark back into their relationship.

Although Kay is ready to give it all she’s got, Arnold seems indifferent about the whole situation and only decided to go with Kay to go see a therapist, so as to fulfill all righteousness sake. To him 31 years of marriage means they are doing something right after all.

Upon seeing Dr. Bernie Feld (Steve Carell), Arnold starts to act up trying his best to make a mockery of the whole situation, but then Dr. Bernie Feld starts to give them exercises that warmed Arnold up and made him more open to the doctor’s advice.

Directed by David Frankel who has worked with Meryl Streep in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada which was a huge financial success and gave Streep her 14thOscar nomination and she also won a Golden Globe Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, (David Frankel also directed Marley & Me and The Big Year both starring Owen Wilson).
Streep and Jones acting was the high in the movie, the movie’s directing had little impact in what makes this feel good movie great. The rate of sexual tension and nudity that plagues the screen nowadays is not found in this movie, the only explicit scene in the movie was when Kay (Streep) tried to give Arnold (Lee Jones) a blow job in the cinema, which was a failed attempt.

The movie was meant to star Jeff Bridges instead of Tommy Lee Jones; Hope Springs is a nice movie one you will enjoy but it is not suitable for kids, as the dialogue is for matured viewers only.


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