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Hope Springs 

The raw nerve endings of a dwindling marriage turn into a love-affirming story

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How late is too late to rekindle the flames of passion? That's the question in the honest and surprisingly adult Hope Springs. Though married for 31 years, Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) have long ago drifted away from any sort of intimacy. Much to Arnold's chagrin, Kay boldly signs the couple up for an intensive week long marriage counselling retreat in small town Maine. Unflinchingly, the film then focuses on the awkward, often humiliating counselling sessions (run by a subtle Steve Carell) that allow both partners to voice their pent-up resentments. Jones, stoic and stubborn, and Streep, wounded and fragile, expertly inhabit their characters. It's easy to see how this couple fell in love, and why it will be so difficult to head back down that road. Ultimately love-affirming, Hope Springs is still a naked showcase of all the lonely terror in a dwindling marriage.

Hope Springs
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 121 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.hopesprings-movie.com
Director: David Frankel
Writer: Vanessa Taylor
Producer: Todd Black and Guymon Casady
Cast: Steve Carell, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Fernando Lara

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