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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.

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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The problem every man dreams of... a choice. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

High And Dry
Written by Wayne Mason
Performed by The Warratahs
Courtesy of Pagan Records
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Hopeless
8 April 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Hope Springs" is a romcom about a forlorn and jilted English artist (Firth) who travels to a rural New England community where he falls for a babe (Graham) only to find his ex-girlfriend from the UK (Driver) is hot on the trail of reconciliation. The result is a flat, insipid, silly tale of a man caught between two women which fails at delivering quality in either romance or comedy and creates characters who aren't even very likeable. The film has its moments though they're few and far between, good production value, and the camera is in focus throughout. Beyond that there's little good which can be said of this very ordinary film which grows annoying as time wears on and will work best, if at all, for fans of the players, romcom junkies, and sentimentalists. (C)


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