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

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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 French movie that Kate and Arnold see in the cinema is The Dinner Game (1998), which was remade as Dinner for Schmucks (2010) starring Steve Carell, who plays Dr. Feld. See more »

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In almost every exterior scene of Kay and Arnold's house we see a Buick sedan and a Subaru station wagon parked in the driveway in front of the garage. However, when the taxi picks up Kay to take her to the airport and drops Arnold and Kay back from the airport the cars are not in the driveway. It was suggested that since they were going out of town they might have moved the cars into the garage, but when Kay leaves it is unknown, even to Arnold himself, if he will accompany her. 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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Boring, tasteless, and why it was rated PG-13???
11 August 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The story does not have anything that would be even slightly interesting. It was to the point that after therapy session number three I turned to my husband and asked if we would have to sit through ALL of their therapy sessions for the price of the admission to the movie? What was the whole point of the movie? Was it intended to be an educational manual to various things the couples 55+ should try while attempting to save their marriage? Some ratings stated that this is an issue of the whole aging generation. What is exactly the issue? The deny of the oral sex to each other, or lack of threesome to spice up the marriage, or the tight budget? The scenes of a wife attempting to have intimacy with her husband at all costs while he is refusing to perform are tasteless and a waste of time for the viewers and the actors. Unless someone is really intrigued by why this not even slightly attractive and visibly aged man denies simple pleasure to his not so bad looking for her age wife, movie has no other thought to offer.

Why would someone rate a movie with past middle-aged masturbating woman scene and her going down on him in the movie theater scene PG-13? Would parents be comfortable watching it with their even 16+ years old kids? We walked out after the scene in which the wife unsuccessfully tries to "sacrifice" herself to the attempt of the oral sex. If there would be less than one star to give, I would give it.


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