Belated Monday Movie Review : Hope Springs

Tuesday, December 18, 2012




I am trying to keep up with this as much as possible.. so even though it's late.. here's Monday's Movie Review.

I recently sat down and watched this movie. I waited for it to come out to redbox so I could watch it pretty cheap!

Here's what the movie is about..

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 shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. -- (C) Sony



I thought this movie was "cute". Meryl Streep is freaking amazing in whatever movie she is playing in and I kinda warmed up to Tommy Lee Jones. He's not one of my favorites but he played the part well. I felt compassion for both of them. Streep and Jones's acting is probably better than this movie deserves, thanks to them, Hope Springs is tender, sad, funny and honest movie.

Here's the trailer..



It was hard to decide how to rate this movie.. but I am giving it


I would have gave the movie 3 stars if it wasn't for Meryl Streep. But as I think of how she brings such control and brilliance to every part she plays..and she did great in this movie.. She played the girly bored wife  perfectly..

The ending is happy.. which is nice. It always makes me happy to see couples and families stay together...so over all its a pretty good movie. Its rated PG 13 so maybe its best to watch after the kids go to bed. Really good for couples to watch together!

Have you seen it? What do you think of it??

K Jaggers