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Release Date: August 8th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2012

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

Production Co: Escape Artists, Film 360

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Friend, Endearing, Passionate, Cheeky, 2010s, Wife, Relationships, Husband, Small town, Love

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  • The movie perseveres with affecting, sometimes startling candor, and eventually delivers on its promise by confronting the dark fears and furtive hopes of a couple no longer young. show more

  • Rather than plunge into the murky marital waters of ambivalence and power struggle, the film bobs on the surface. No one would ever mistake David Frankel's dramedy of sexual healing for Ingmar Bergman's psychologically astute "Scenes From a Marriage." show more

  • More comedic drama than midlife romantic comedy, rather literally titled Hope Springs holds few surprises but delivers plenty of warmth. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy