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Hope Springs (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 August 2012 (USA)
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After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

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Eileen, Kay's Friend
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Brad, Their Son
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Molly, Their Daughter
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Mark, Their Son-in-Law
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Vince, Arnold's Friend
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Cora, The Waitress
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Ann, The Happy Wife
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Sometimes to keep the magic, you need to learn a few tricks.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality | See all certifications »

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8 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Great Hope Springs  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,650,121 (USA) (10 August 2012)

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$63,536,011 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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The movie cast includes two oscar winners: Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, and two oscar nominees: Steve Carell and Elisabeth Shue. See more »

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During a session with Dr. Feld, Arnold is sitting to the left of the sofa with his arm against the arm of the sofa. In the next shot, he is sitting more towards the center of the sofa. See more »

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Kay: He is everything. But I'm... I'm really lonely. And to be with someone, when you're not really with him can... it's... I think I might be less lonely... alone.
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Lovers Eyes
Written by Norman Dane
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One of Streep's foreign accents may have helped.....
27 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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