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Hope Springs (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 May 2003 (UK)
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Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancée. The hotel owner plays matchmaker and introduces him to a local girl. ... See full summary »

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Colin Ware
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Vera Edwards
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Joanie Fisher
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Mr. Fisher
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Doug Reed
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Mrs. Peterson
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Harold Peterson
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Rob
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Webster
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Mr. West
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Mr. Golfer
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Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancée. The hotel owner plays matchmaker and introduces him to a local girl. Romance ensues, though Colin's ex may be looking to reunite. Written by Anonymous

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She loves me... she loves me not. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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New Cardiff  »

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£366,352 (UK) (9 May 2003)
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The film is set in Vermont, however numerous vehicles are seen with British Columbia license plates. See more »

Quotes

Joanie Fisher: And she's English?
Colin Ware: Welsh. Well, half Welsh.
Joanie Fisher: Half Welsh and half...
Colin Ware: Monster.
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Crazy Credits

A bottle of the mineral water "Hope Springs Eternal" mentioned in the movie by mayor Doug Red is depicted after the credits. It has a portrait of the Queen of Hope Vera on it. The slogan below reads: "Available at a stockist near this cinema." See more »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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I'm Not in Love
Written by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart
Performed by Fun Lovin' Criminals
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Very Much Like the Book--quirky and offbeat
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, this is not the best movie ever made--even Colin Firth could not make it into a blockbuster hit. Nonetheless, it is quirky, fun and funny movie that is worth renting.

I read the book, New Cardiff, before seeing the movie and I have to admit, the movie captured the spirit of the book very well. Every character in the book came to life on the big screen through the cast. I loved Firth's portrayal of Colin, the artist, and his little dance in the movie. Minnie Driver's character was the most awful and annoying person ever and she does a great job of bring that to life. It is funny and, like I mentioned before, very quirky. Sure, the ending is not the most realistic but that was how the book went. I actually recommend reading the book before seeing the movie. It prepares you well for what the movie is about, just in case you had high hopes for it being an obviously fabulous movie. Instead, you will learn to like it, for all of its eccentricity.


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