Hope Springs
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Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Unlike the cloying contrivances of It's Complicated, Hope Springs is audacious in its commitment to subtle authenticity, never artificially upping the dramatic stakes but instead staying true to its small yet relatable story."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"As estranged bedfellows, Tommy Lee Jones (he's a little bit Harvard) and Meryl Streep (she's a little bit Yale) make great combatants in a rousing battle of the sexes."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Should this marriage be saved?"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"The film, a rehab job on a beached marriage, displays the most tender respect, the most exquisite tact, and yet it would be completely unwatchable -- an outright embarrassment -- with any other actors than Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"As well-written as it is, with frank analysis of what can make a good marriage lose its spark over time, the film gets its emotional resonance from the heartfelt performances."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"...a refreshingly adult endeavor that benefits from its honest sensibilities and from the stellar performances of its leads."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Absolutely not the comedy it implies, this mostly serious, very frank story is simplistic, even awkward, but captivates because of the leads."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"It's tough to come up with new superlatives for Meryl Streep, but the 63-year-old actress delivers her most frankly sexual performance yet in Hope Springs."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"It's all a little depressing."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This dramedy offers a refreshingly-honest and comedic look at an aging couple still trying to make their relationship work."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Sure, there's some big, general things about common couples' problems that ring true, but Hope Springs is all posturing with very little believable character building."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"[D]azzlingly graceful as a narrative and brutally frank emotionally, while still also working as a piece of popcorn entertainment..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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