Hope Springs
Hope Springs (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Adams
Hollywood Reporter

Somehow it can't make the leap from an enjoyable light film to a movie to remember.

Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Hopelessly boring.

Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic

We see a relationship that doesn't seem to have any reason for being, or even any joy.

Dan Jardine

Firth, who is one of the best of the rom com actors out there, eventually crashes into the film's multitude of shortcomings

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...remains engaging primarily due to the charismatic performances and director Mark Herman's breezy approach to the material...

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Neil Smith

A date movie that's well worth making a date with.

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Hope Springs went straight to video after being savaged by critics and audiences in the UK, and that's about where it belongs.

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Christopher Null

Ultimately it's the wholly unbelievable -- and frankly, impossible -- story that makes Hope Springs fail to work in virtually every scene.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I picked up an ex rental for $2, and I think I still paid too much. I usually don't mind Heather Graham's rom coms, even the silly ones, but this was… More
Mason Williams
I am a fan of both Colin Firth and Minnie Driver. This is not my favorite film but it is funny and worth seeing. Colin plays an artist whom lives in England… More
Barry Lappin
Genuinly good film. The twists are great.