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PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Long-married couple Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) love each other, but after so many years together, Kay feels the need to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. Hearing of a renowned marriage counselor (Steve Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, Kay manages to persuade her stubborn mate to attend a retreat with her. As they shed their bedroom hang-ups, Kay and Arnold find that the real challenge is reigniting the spark that originally brought them together.

Cast: Meryl Streep , Tommy Lee Jones , Steve Carell , Brett Rice , Mimi Rogers , Elisabeth Shue , Jean Smart , Damian Young

Director: David Frankel

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Hope Springs (2012)

Release Date: August 8th, 2012|1 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 99 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hope Springs knows happy endings are provisional. What this exuberant gift of a movie offers Kay and Arnold is a renewed appetite for life. And that never gets old. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's not much of a comedy - even Steve Carell, as the therapist, plays it straight here. But it's very effective as a cautionary tale. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's about as uncomfortable as sitting through an interminable counseling session - involving two people you hardly know and don't much care about. show more

  • April 02, 2013 Mr. Englander
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    What a horrendous waste of talent. Garbage story, garbage dialog, ridiculous finale. Streep and Jones must have been in dire need of $$$ to agree to doing this piece of drech. No stars at all for this one.

  • February 16, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    Two very talented actors, give very real performance of married life that has ********** spark.

  • January 30, 2013 james hunt
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    too close to the mark...must have made many uncomfortable.

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What I Learned From Hope Springs

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on Aug 9th, 2012 10:59AM

Operating on the assumption that there are moviegoers out there whose needs currently aren't being met by the steady summer stream of remakes, sequels and shootouts, comes Hope Springs, about a...

'Hope Springs': Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones Get An Intimate Assignment (VIDEO)

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Jessie Heyman on Jul 27th, 2012 11:28AM

It's hard to imagine screen vets like Meryl Streep or Tommy Lee Jones being uncomfortable with anything. But in their upcoming comedy, "Hope Springs," in which they play a married couple on the rocks,...

'Hope Springs' Trailer: Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep And Marriage Counselor Steve Carell

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Apr 25th, 2012 3:47PM

In the 2004 comedy "Anchorman," Steve Carell's character, Brick, yells "I love lamp!" Thankfully, the man he plays in the upcoming film "Hope Springs" appears to be much more in touch with his...

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