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2010 - 2012, Comedy - Romantic

Hope Springs

Released 2012 Rating 12A in UK
Director David Frankel Writer/s Vanessa Taylor
Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch After 31 years of marriage a couple have fallen into a deep rut, involving two eggs and a strip of bacon for the husband’s breakfast daily, him sleeping to golf programmes in the evening and separate bedrooms at the end of the day. His wife wants to revive their marriage and reluctantly he agrees to go the Great Hope Springs, where they consult a marriage therapist.
Content Some scenes in the family home. A lot of Tommy Lee Jones looking grumpy, some sessions with the therapist where the couple are given tasks mainly of a sexual nature, to carry out. In the end they return home apparently with the situation… no spoilers here!
A View This movie was generally liked as a comedy! And it made a lot of money, but who went to see it? There was virtually nothing to it apart from Meryl Streep pushing her usual conservative boundaries a bit, and TLJ continuing to be grumpy. I found myself a bit embarrassed for them.

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