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Hope Springs (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 May 2003 (UK)
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A brokenhearted English artist travels to Hope, USA, hoping to get on with his life. He starts by drawing faces there. He befriends the cute Mandy. But then his scheming ex shows up and wants him back.


Mark Herman


Mark Herman (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel)





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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


Mandy: With you I don't even feel self-conscious.
Colin Ware: That's good.
Mandy: It's not about sex, if that's what you're thinking. Though it kinda feels like we might.
Colin Ware: I think it could go either way.
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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 »


References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »


High And Dry
Written by Wayne Mason
Performed by The Warratahs
Courtesy of Pagan Records
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User Reviews

Come on, wasn't all that bad...
17 September 2005 | by movie-miguelSee all my reviews

The movie perhaps wasn't all that brilliant, but it wasn't all that bad after all...

It was actually fun.

Fun to see Collin Firth making fun of himself, also Oliver Platt being pathetic as the head of the city of Hope...

The chemistry was there. The script wasn't just superb, but the actors make it up to you.

It's a change from the Briget Jones's Diary, where Firth has to compete with Grant to get a girl. The girls are competing with each other to get him for a change.

I've enjoyed it. So has my wife.

Good to watch on DVD on a late evening. It'll cheer you up.

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Release Date:

9 May 2003 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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