• Released
  • August 8, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 1,637 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense counseling weekend.

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Critic Ratings

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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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80

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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75

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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75

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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70

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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70

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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63

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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60

Movieline

By
Had the movie been made with two different lead actors, I surely believe the movie would have been unwatchable.
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50

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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50

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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Rated PG-13 | For Language and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Marital dramedy is well acted but won't interest teens.
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