Hope Springs
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Not a sequel to 1998's Hope Floats, Hope Springs is a romantic comedy based on the 2001 novel New Cardiff, the first new book in over 20 years by Charles Webb, author of The Graduate. Directed and written for the screen by Mark Herman (Brassed Off), the film stars Colin Firth as lovelorn British artist Colin Ware. After being left by his fiancée Vera (Minnie Driver), Colin takes to sulking about in a small Vermont hotel run by Joanie Fisher (Mary Steenburgen). When Joanie becomes aware of Colin's broken heart, she decides to match him up with a local woman named Mandy (Heather Graham).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Somehow it can't make the leap from an enjoyable light film to a movie to remember."
‑ Mark Adams, Hollywood Reporter
"Hopelessly boring."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"We see a relationship that doesn't seem to have any reason for being, or even any joy."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"Firth, who is one of the best of the rom com actors out there, eventually crashes into the film's multitude of shortcomings"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"...remains engaging primarily due to the charismatic performances and director Mark Herman's breezy approach to the material..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A date movie that's well worth making a date with."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC.com
"Hope Springs went straight to video after being savaged by critics and audiences in the UK, and that's about where it belongs."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"Ultimately it's the wholly unbelievable -- and frankly, impossible -- story that makes Hope Springs fail to work in virtually every scene."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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