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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 »

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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. 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 »

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

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£366,352 (United Kingdom), 11 May 2003, Limited Release
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The film is set in Vermont, however numerous vehicles are seen with British Columbia license plates. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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Am I Blue
Written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke
Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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C'mon guys - it wasn't that bad!
15 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe that some of the comments in here say it's the worst film ever. It's a cute, amusing little number which has some very funny lines in it (none of which appear in IMDb "memorable quotes" - which they *should*).

My only complaint is that Colin Firth appears to have forgotten to act. Minnie Driver is her usual sparkling evil self, and Heather Graham is her usual naked chicklet self. What more could you people want?

Incidentally, I saw "Love Actually" earlier in the same day, and preferred "Hope Springs".

Well - *I* liked it. 7/10 for pure entertainment value.


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