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Hope Springs (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 May 2003 (UK)
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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Martha
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Mr. West
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Howard Storey ...
Mr. Golfer
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Mrs. 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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The problem every man dreams of... a choice. See more »

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

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£366,352 (UK) (9 May 2003)
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In several scenes the Canadian Rocky Mountains are seen. See more »

Quotes

Doug Reed: I'm sorry. I moved.
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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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Am I Blue
Written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke
Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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It's not without its charm
13 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Colin Ware (Colin Firth) finds that his fiancé, Vera (Minnie Driver) is going to marry someone else. Distraught by the news he goes to the tiny town of hope in New England, where he meets a beautiful young nurse called Mandy (Heather Graham) and both their lives begin to get better. That is until Vera re-emerges with a little surprise for Colin.

There are better romantic comedies than this one, it's a little bit generic and struggles to do anything fresh or truly hilarious, but it was enjoyable and it certainly wasn't without its charm.

Firth, Graham and Driver all deliver fairly typical performances, playing character types that they have portrayed before; and the direction is perfectly OK for a film of this type, all in all its a decent film that is mildly amusing, entertaining and heartwarming enough.

6/10


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