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Hope Springs | 2012 | Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones

Romcom starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, from David Frankel (who directed The Devil Wears Prada). The children have long left home, daily life is dull, and it’s years since Kay and Arnold Soames (Streep and Jones) shared the same bed. So, in an attempt to recapture the magic they felt before, Kay books an intensive week-long marriage guidance session under Doctor Feld (Carell) in the coastal town of Great Hope Springs.

Irritable Arnold is unconvinced that anything is actually wrong, but agrees to go, if only to keep the peace. Initially Feld seems to face a tough task, especially with Arnold’s trouble expressing his emotions, but then the doctor starts to ask his astonishingly (and hilariously) blunt questions about their emotional and sex life…

cast
Meryl Streep as Kay
Steve Carell as Dr. Bernie Feld
Tommy Lee Jones as Arnold Soames
Jean Smart as Eileen, Kay’s Friend
Marin Ireland as Molly, Their Daughter
Ben Rappaport as Brad, Their Son
Susan Misner as Dana, Doctor Feld’s Wife
Danny Flaherty as Danny, The Bookstore Clerk
Patch Darragh as Mark, Their Son-in-Law
Anita Storr as Beach goer wedding scene
Lee Cunningham as Lee, The Unhappy Wife
John Franchi as Driver (uncredited)
Elisabeth Shue as Karen, The Bartender
Ann Harada as Ann

crew
Director: David Frankel
Script: Vanessa Taylor

USA | 100 minutes | 2012

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