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Hope Springs -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Vanessa Taylor (written by)
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Release Date:
8 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Charming Film Helped by Great Leads See more (173 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Meryl Streep ... Kay

Tommy Lee Jones ... Arnold

Steve Carell ... Doctor Feld

Jean Smart ... Eileen, Kay's Friend

Ben Rappaport ... Brad, Their Son

Marin Ireland ... Molly, Their Daughter
Patch Darragh ... Mark, Their Son-in-Law

Brett Rice ... Vince, Arnold's Friend

Becky Ann Baker ... Cora, The Waitress

Elisabeth Shue ... Karen, The Bartender
Charles Techman ... Charlie, The Docent

Danny Flaherty ... Danny, The Bookstore Clerk (as Daniel J. Flaherty)

Damian Young ... Mike, The Innkeeper

Mimi Rogers ... Carol, The Neighbor

Ann Harada ... Ann, The Happy Wife

Jack Haley ... Jack, The Happy Husband

Susan Misner ... Dana, Doctor Feld's Wife
Rony Clanton ... Ronnie, The Taxi Driver
John Srednicki ... John, The Waiter

Madeline Ruskin ... Maddie, Brad's Girlfriend

Lee Cunningham ... Lee, The Unhappy Wife

Paul Jude Letersky ... Paul, The Unhappy Husband (as Paul J. Letersky)
Rogina Bedell-O'Brien ... Rogina, The Exiting Patient
Stephen Lee Davis ... Steve, The Grocery Shopper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Boston ... Man Walking on Beach (uncredited)
Amy Casey ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Mary A. DeBriae ... Disgusted Grocery Shopper (uncredited)

Bob Dio ... Car Driver (uncredited)

John Franchi ... Driver (uncredited)
Victor Franko ... Driver (uncredited)

London Hall ... Wife (uncredited)
Bill Ladd ... Sam (uncredited)
Kayla Ruhl ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Luis Sanchez ... Garbage Man (uncredited)
Christina Sciongay ... Diner at Inn (uncredited)

Anita Storr ... Beach goer wedding scene (uncredited)
Alexis Tarasevich ... Bride (uncredited)

Jamie Christopher White ... Maine Fisherman (uncredited)

Directed by
David Frankel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
Vanessa Taylor  written by

Produced by
Brian Bell .... co-producer
Todd Black .... producer
Jason Blumenthal .... executive producer
Guymon Casady .... producer
Chris Coggins .... associate producer (as Christine Coggins)
Lawrence Grey .... co-producer
Jeffrey Harlacker .... associate producer
Lance Johnson .... associate producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Kelli Konop .... co-producer
Jessie Nelson .... executive producer
Robyn Norris .... associate producer (as Robyn Norris Cassady)
Steve Tisch .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Florian Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Steven Weisberg 
 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Art Direction by
Patricia Woodbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Diane Dixon .... key hair stylist
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist: Ms. Streep
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist: Ms. Streep
Joanna McCarthy .... key makeup artist
Louise McCarthy .... makeup department head
Jerry Popolis .... hair department head
Erika Abberton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Linda Kaufman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brian Bell .... unit production manager
Frank Murray .... production supervisor (as Francois J. Murray)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Lee Davis .... first assistant director
Bellamy Forrest .... second assistant director (as Bellamy Truman Forrest)
Mike McGuirk .... dga trainee
Jessica Pollini .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tommy Allen .... property master
JoAnn Atwood .... set dresser (as Joanne Atwood)
Michael Auszura .... assistant art director
Philippe Belhache .... scenic carpenter
Kevin Brink .... swing gang
Gary Cergol .... graphic artist
Dan DeTitta .... assistant set decorator
Gerald DeTitta .... leadman (as Gerald A. DeTitta)
Nicholas DeTitta .... set dresser
Steve Gallo .... key construction grip
Scott Gertsen .... key carpenter (as K. Scott Gersten)
Scott Getzinger .... additional props
Adam Goodnoff-Cernese .... on-set dresser
Thomas Hocking .... construction foreman (as Thomas J. Hocking)
Tim Jackson .... greens
Timothy Joliat .... swing gang (as Tim Joliat)
Nora Kasarda .... art department coordinator
Clifford Klatt .... set dresser
Ginger Ingram LaBella .... graphic artist
Fred Merusi .... construction coordinator
Mary Owens .... scenic on-stage (as Mary E. Owens)
Romano C. Pugliese .... greens foreman (as Romano Pugliese)
Eric Schappach .... scenic foreman (as Eric T. Schappach)
Jolie Scherberger .... swing gang (as Jolie Ruhe)
Mark Paul Selemon .... lead greensman (as Mark Selemon)
Steven Shellooe .... camera scenic (as Stephen Shellooe)
Sophia Vasilakis .... scenic shop manager
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master
Chris Bertholf .... painter (uncredited)
Gerard J. Furey .... shop craftsman (uncredited)
Judy Gurr .... buyer (uncredited)
Erika S. Katz .... set dresser (uncredited)
Arthur Vitello III .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr mixer (as David Boulton)
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Chefalas .... sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marco Costanzo)
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Maegan Hayward .... post production mixing facility coordinator
Bret Johnson .... sound recordist
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Nicholas Renbeck .... adr editor (as Nick Renbeck)
Nicholas Renbeck .... dialogue editor (as Nick Renbeck)
Adam Sanchez .... sound utility
Kira Smith .... boom operator
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Paul Tirone .... sound recordist
Paul Urmson .... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley supervisor (as Steve Visscher)
Lawrence Zipf .... first assistant sound editor (as Larry Zipf)
P.J. Corvus .... audio technical support (uncredited)
Ric Schnupp .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects supervisor
Nathanial Brotherhood .... special effects foreman (as Nathanael Brotherhood)
Meaghan E. Stone .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Blair .... visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Aaron Raff .... lead digital artist: Phosphene
Greg Radcliffe .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tim Van Horn .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Winston .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jd Yepes .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Abbatecola .... best boy grip
Tristan Allen .... rigging grip (as Tristan R. Allen)
David Baney .... best boy rigging electric
Eric Boncher .... lamp operator
Jason Brignola .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bob Caldwell .... electrician (as Robert Caldwell)
Stephen Consentino .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stephen Consentino .... steadicam operator
Jesse Dublanica .... electrician
Shaun Gilbert .... electrician (as Shaun C. Gilbert)
Samuel A. Gonzalez Jr. .... lamp operator
Jim Grout .... electrician
Nick Haines-Stiles .... company grip
Brian Heller .... aerial cinematographer
Joel Holland .... video assist operator
Matt Howard .... camera loader
Christopher D. Jones .... dolly grip: b camera
Mark Kahn .... electrician
Michael Kirsch .... company grip
Thomas Lappin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael A. Leo .... generator operator
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
Bobby Mancuso .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Robert Mancusco)
Charlie Marroquin .... key grip
Brian McCafferty .... rigging grip
Michael A. McFadden .... best boy rgging grip (as Michael McFadden)
Derek Murphy .... rigging gaffer
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Heather M. Norton)
Sean O'Brien .... company grip
John Oliveri .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Katelyn Perez .... lamp operator
Ryan Rodriguez .... best boy electric (as Ryan A. Rodriguez)
Sean Ryan .... dimmer board operator
Joseph Sciretta .... house electric
Glenn Stroud .... electrician
Andrew Sweeney .... dolly grip
Joseph Trammell .... 24 frame playback operator (as Joe Trammell)
John Velez .... chief lighting technician (as John G. Velez)
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Allen Zellman .... lamp operator
James Boniece .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Craig Catolane .... grip (uncredited)
Andrew Cavagnet .... additional video assist/video playback (uncredited)
Emily Millay Haddad .... adobe director playback (uncredited)
John J. Moers .... documentary cameraman (uncredited)
Patrick Shelby .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Darrin Smith .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: Wescam Camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rori Bergman .... casting associate
Arthur Dutkanicz .... extras casting assistant
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Davenport .... costumer: Ms. Streep
Colleen Ehrlich .... costume coordinator
Donna Maloney .... costume supervisor
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Martha Smith .... key costumer (as Martha L. Smith)
 
Editorial Department
Aaron M. Alpert .... post-production assistant
Pete Conlin .... post production
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate project manager
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist (as Joseph Gawler)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Matt Maddox .... first assistant editor
Jason Miller .... post-production coordinator
Christopher Rand .... post-production assistant
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate editor
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
Ben Baker .... digital workflow supervisor (uncredited)
Matt Breitenbach .... digital intermediate assist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Jessica Dolinger .... music licensing
Chris Fogel .... music mixer
Chris Fogel .... music recordist
Mark Graham .... conductor
Julia Michels .... music supervisor
Sandra Park .... music contractor
Bryan Carrigan .... pro tools operator (uncredited)
Giona Ostinelli .... composer assistant (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Tim Starnes .... auricle programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jason Bowers .... driver
Michael O'Brien .... transportation co-captain (as Michael J. O'Brien)
John Michael Vukson .... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain (as James P. Whalen Jr.)
 
Other crew
Richie Adams .... title designer
Duane Anglin .... production assistant
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Manny Barbosa .... chef
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
William Berloni .... animal trainer
Lacy Boughn .... assistant: Mr. Tisch
Johnathan Bowling .... production assistant
Suzy J. Brown .... sccounting clerk
Zoe Buck .... production assistant
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator
Hailey Cho .... miscellaneous crew
Katie Christian .... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Lauren Ciell .... first assistant accountant
Ceci Cleary .... locations scout
Wendy Cohen .... product placement
Nicole Cotton .... payroll accountant (as Nicole A. Coton)
Nancy Dinoto .... production assistant
Gjustina Dushku .... production assistant
Meryl Emmerton .... production executive
Peter Farnsworth .... production assistant
Priamo M. Fermin .... production assistant
Megan Foerster .... assistant location manager
Bryan Foster .... production assistant
Jon Franklin .... set medic
Doug Graves .... assistant: Mr. Black (as Douglas Graves)
Heather Harris .... production assistant
Colin Havey .... production assistant
Rob Herling .... production assistant
Diem Hoang .... production assistant (as Christine Diem Hoang)
Erica Joseph Hunter .... second assistant accountant
Alice Johnson .... production assistant
Emily Kacere .... assistant: Ms. Konop
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Lindsey Lefkow .... assistant production coordinator
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accountant: Trevanna Poat
Aaron Lipsett .... assistant: Mr. Black
Gabriella Ludlow .... business and legal affairs: The B.A. Department
Xavier Manrique .... assistant: Mr. Frankel
Pete Meccio .... set medic
Mike Merli .... production assistant (as Michael Merli)
Jeff Millea .... production secretary
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Mathew Noack .... location assistant
Nick Noyes .... production assistant
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (as Mike Peavey)
Ana Laura Pulido .... location coordinator
Ulises Rodriguez .... production coordinator (as Ulises Rodriguez Noa)
Dean Schnider .... assistant: Mr. Casady
Jonathan Schwarta .... production assistant
William Sepulveda .... craft service (as Will Sepulveda)
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Sophie Sikora .... assistant: Mr. Kahane (as Sophia Sikora)
Alex Starke .... production assistant (as Alexander R. Starke)
Samantha Stogel .... production assistant
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager (as Dan Tresca)
Eva Vedock .... craft service
Christian Vogeler .... production assistant
Luca Waldman .... production assistant
Dennis Whitcomb .... script clearance
Tammy Arnold .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Sean Barrett .... office production assistant (uncredited)
John Biondo .... executive vice president of business and legal affairs (uncredited)
Danielle Bowes .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Zoe Hartman .... location assistant (uncredited)
Meredith A. Jacobson .... intern (uncredited)
Anna Laclergue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Leigh Rydberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jonathon Schermerhorn .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Kelsey Schuyler .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Jennifer Vestuto .... production assistant (uncredited)
Natalya Waye .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Kori E. Wilson .... assistant to meryl streep (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David J. Bloomfield .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality
Runtime:
100 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Germany:6 (f) | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:6 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47482)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kay is upset and walks through the rain, her hair is wet and a mess. When she walks into the bar she runs her hand through it quickly, and by the time she sits down (a matter of seconds) her hair is dry and all in place.See more »
Quotes:
Kay:You have to stop yelling at me.
Arnold:[loudly] Who's yelling?
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Charming Film Helped by Great Leads, 20 August 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Hope Springs (2012)

*** (out of 4)

Charming comedy about a married couple (Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones) who have been together for thirty-one years but the wife starts to think they're losing everything. She forces her husband to go to a marriage counselor (Steve Carell) and soon they realize that a lot more is wrong than they thought. If you're looking for some deep, hard hitting marriage drama then I highly recommend you check out Ingmar Bergman's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE. If you're looking for some light entertainment that will make you laugh then HOPE SPRINGS is just the film for you. Yes, I understand you could argue that Streep and Jones are too talented to appear in such a simple comedy but I personally don't think it matters and especially since both of them are so enjoyable here. What really struck me is that the two really do come across as a real couple who have been together for over thirty-years. Both actors are clearly into their roles and this is especially true for Jones who easily steals the picture. He can play grumpy like no other person out there and he does a terrific job here. His replies to being pressured by the doctor have a certain comic timing, which I found downright hilarious at times. Carell is also very good as the man in the middle. He basically just has to sit there and ask questions but the actor made the role quite memorable. The film is far from perfect as there's no doubt that it starts to wear down in the final fifteen minutes or so but the two actors are simply so charming that it's still worth watching.

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