Hope Springs

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
  • PG-13
  • 1h 40m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh75%
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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 the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh75%
Critics 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.
Reviews
CNN.com
Tom Charity
Fresh

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

June 22, 2017
New Yorker
David Denby
Rotten

The film, a rehab job on a beached marriage, displays the most tender respect, the most exquisite...

June 22, 2017
Newsday
Rafer Guzman
Fresh

It's tough to come up with new superlatives for Meryl Streep, but the 63-year-old actress delivers...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

People will go to see this film for Streep. Its secret weapon is Jones.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Marital dramedy is well acted but won't interest teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hope Springs -- a romantic comedy about a sixtysomething couple trying to save their 31-year marriage -- isn't very likely to appeal to most tweens and teens. Although there's no nudity in the movie's one actual love scene, plenty of sex talk (positions, preferences, erectile dysfunction) is part of the conversation as the characters explore the reasons they're no longer intimate. And there are a few scenes of passionate kissing, foreplay, and a humorous attempt at a public sex act. Language is fairly mild except for several uses of "goddamn," "Jesus," and "Christ." The couple drinks during a dinner date and gets a bit tipsy. Overall, this is a pro-marriage story that encourages husbands and wives to appreciate each other and hold on to why they were drawn to each other in the first place.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:August 8, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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