An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Richard E. Grant
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
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. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of Streep's foreign accents may have helped.....
I liked Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin together in "It's Complicated", the depiction of older people being sexual really worked. It was light hearted and fun. Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in "Something's Gotta Give" were a little harder to warm up to (e.g., Keaton's over the top-I've got an ice cube down my back- reactions to Nicholson's physical advances), but the time they spent away from the bedroom was smart and touching. "Hope Springs" union of Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, (who seems to think he is still in the role of Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan in "The Missing") is soooo uncomfortable (and yes, kind of icky), that it could succeed in making women under forty convinced that as we age, sex inevitably dries up, as do people's personalities, intellect and spirit.
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