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Hope Springs (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy , Romance | 9 May 2003 (UK)
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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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Herman

Writers:

Mark Herman (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Colin Ware
Heather Graham ... Mandy
Minnie Driver ... Vera Edwards
Mary Steenburgen ... Joanie Fisher
Frank Collison ... Mr. Fisher
Oliver Platt ... Doug Reed
Mary Black ... Mrs. Peterson
Ken Kramer ... Harold Peterson
Chad Faust ... Rob
Tony Alcantar ... Webster
Bethoe Shirkoff ... Martha
Alan Giles ... Mr. West
Dolores Drake ... Waitress
Howard Storey ... Mr. Golfer
June B. Wilde ... Mrs. Golfer
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

She loves me... she loves me not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

New Cardiff See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£366,352 (United Kingdom), 11 May 2003, Limited Release
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The film is set in Vermont, however numerous vehicles are seen with British Columbia license plates. See more »

Quotes

Vera Edwards: Can't you answer a simple question?
Colin Ware: A simple question I could. Just not that one.
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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 »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You
Written by Asie Payton
Performed by Asie Payton
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records/Epitaph
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My Two Cents Worth..
1 September 2005 | by ddeciaoSee all my reviews

Hope Springs had lots of comedy. I laughed a lot during the movie. The character playing 'Fisher' was hilarious. Colin Firth is gorgeous as ever and funny. Minnie Driver's character 'Vera' drove me nuts! Heather Graham's character 'Mandy' was silly and funny too. I laughed when 'Fisher' stopped traffic so 'Colin' who was carrying 'Mandy' could cross the street safely. Everybody in the movie had funny lines. I discovered this movie in early 2005. I think the movie is a gem and it surely beats all that gun and gang warfare movies with shootouts and death, etc. every 5 minutes for so-called action. I never rely on what others tell me is a good or bad movie for we all have opinions and differing viewpoints.


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