Hope Springs Synopsis
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense counseling weekend.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Hope Springs dares viewers to look closely at the remarkable sight of naked adult intimacy and its discontents.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If you're not in that demographic, don't dismiss it. You'll miss out on a genuinely sweet, perfectly acted, remarkably brave little movie...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hope Springs knows happy endings are provisional. What this exuberant gift of a movie offers Kay and Arnold is a renewed appetite for life....
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The Hollywood Reporter

More comedic drama than midlife romantic comedy, rather literally titled Hope Springs holds few surprises but delivers plenty of warmth.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie perseveres with affecting, sometimes startling candor, and eventually delivers on its promise by confronting the dark fears and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Rather than plunge into the murky marital waters of ambivalence and power struggle, the film bobs on the surface. No one would ever mistake...
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Had the movie been made with two different lead actors, I surely believe the movie would have been unwatchable.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
You feel embarrassed for Streep and Jones (Streep especially) because of the situations, often sexual, they're put in. They're definitely...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's about as uncomfortable as sitting through an interminable counseling session - involving two people you hardly know and don't much...
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Hope Springs to The Top of My Chart

By Darkola
I've been to the show recently to see Batman, Total Recal, and even The Bourne Legacy, and to be completely honest, if I had to pick a movie to see again, it would be this one. The casting on this...


By thedoctor777
This is a refreshing and highly entertaining film, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones give outstanding performance's. It is a moving and touching story of love that slowly becomes one of being in a...

I saw the advanced showing tonight

By ChristineLinnea
Excellent movie! Lots of laughter and a few tears, too. Meryl and Tommy Lee were so wonderful as this couple trying to find their way after 31 years of marriage. Oh and keep your kids at...

Older married couple tackle a dead marriage

By pedsarq
Streep and Jones have great tension and chemistry in this movie about a woman who insists on getting her marriage back. She pushes her husband into going to a week-long couple's counseling session...

See it for the acting

By grrbach
There's no subtlety to the screenplay, nor the direction, but Streep & Jones deliver performances that are marvelously nuanced—not perfect, but a joy to watch. In an age where movies hurl every...

You will love this movie!

By gracielipscomb
Hope Springs is full of surprises! A wonderful movie! Meryl Streep is terrific! Tommy Lee Jones is awesome! Steve Carell is the best! A truly feel good movie! Some discussions amongst the...

Hope Springs will resonate with a lot of boomers in long marriages

By CathFlix
Arnold and Kaye have lost touch with each other in more ways than one, and this movie is about how they refind their mojo through marriage counselling. It has lots of funny moments, but it also is...

Hope Springs

By 65movie
Very believable! Meryl and Tommy Lee had the facial expressions that were right on target for the material. Probably better for and enjoyed by those who have been married for awhile. I thought it...

Streep and Jones

By break-a-leg
We really enjoyed this movie. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones couldn't have been more enjoyable to watch as you follow along a very familiar path for those who have been married a while and are...

Hope Springs for Boomers

By on_the_beach
My husband and I joined other retired people on a Wednesday afternoon in a small theatre packed with other contemporaries. If the level of laughter is a clue to the success of this movie, then it’s...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Marital dramedy is well acted but won't interest teens.
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