Hope Springs
Hope Springs (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 8, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by a pair of mesmerizing performances from Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, Hope Springs offers filmgoers some grown-up laughs -- and a thoughtful look at mature relationships.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

The word for both Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is simply "courageous." The overarching theme of the movie is: Should people who are no longer young and slim and unwrinkled talk so much about -- much less engage in -- s-e-x?

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Rafer Guzman

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.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

So as long as you're aware watching Hope Springs is a little like being in therapy yourself and having the occasional laugh, you'll find this film rewarding.

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Tom Charity

Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

All that's missing are commercials for estrogen cream and erectile-dysfunction meds.

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Craig D. Lindsey

I won't reveal if these two adult learners rekindle the flame they thought was out long ago. But I will tell you this: I never thought seeing Meryl Streep pull an Alanis Morissette would be one of the highlights of my summer.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.

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J. Olson

There are parts of the film that work beautifully, all of which feature Jones' innate ability to emote with a look, a gesture, or a sigh.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Sweet and amusing romance drama.
Josh Lewis
An honest and emotional film about the ups and downs of marriage bolstered by incredible performances from Streep and Jones. This is a serious movie with very… More
Tony Gandía
"Hope Springs" could've been a pretty insightful film about the realities that set in after being married for a very very long time. Instead… More
KJ Proulx
Having not been a fan of many Meryl Streep films, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed her performance in this film and her on-screen chemistry with Tommy… More
Cynthia S.
Nice. Enjoyable. Touching. Not to be viewed as a Romantic Comedy, though..it is a drama, with maybe 1 or 2 minor chuckles. I found it very true to life. Meryl… More
"I know this was made for an older audience, but I see a movie starring not only Meryl Streep, but Tommy Lee as well, HELL YEAH I'm gonna see it. I am… More