Hope Springs

HOPE SPRINGS

Review: Kay and Arnold have been married for 30 years. Kay now feels like she wants more from her marriage. The couple attend an intense, week-long relationship counsellor to work on their marriage.
Director: David Frankel
Actors: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport, Marin Ireland, Patch Darragh, Brett Rice, Becky Ann Baker, Elisabeth Shue, Charles Techman, Danny Flaherty, Damian Young, Mimi Rogers and Ann Harada
Year: 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 2/5
I was honestly expecting this to be much better than it was as David Frankel directed the fantastic The Devil Wears Prada, 2006 which I thoroughly enjoyed. This for me didn’t work at all. I don’t think comedy suites Meryl Streep as well as straight Drama. The film as a whole does not work. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are both exceptional actors but totally the wrong part for both of them. I know it is not either of their faults. Jeff Bridges was originally offered the role of Arnold but turned it down. I think it was the right decision. Even though this has had good reviews with all the critics for me it just didn’t work. 

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