Hope Springs is an enjoyable coming-of-middle-age romcom featuring legends Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a couple whose marriage is in crisis. After more than 30 years together, Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Jones) are in a rut: They sleep in separate bedrooms; they hardly speak to one another; and their marriage has lost all of its intimacy. Kay signs them up for counseling with famed marriage counselor Dr. Feld (Steve Carell) in a last-ditch effort to save her stagnant marriage. The film is dramatic, captivating and heartwarming, and shows the ups and downs of an older couple trying to reconnect both emotionally and physically. While the abrupt turn-around in Jones’ character is a bit hard to swallow, the film is a winner due to the lead actors’ performances.
Director: David Frankel
Producer: Todd Black, Guymon Casady, Steve Tisch, Jason Blumenthal, Nathan Kahane and Jessie Nelson
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Jones, Steve Carell, Brett Rice, Mimi Rogers, Elisabeth Shue, Jean Smart, Damian Young, Ben Rappaport, Marin Ireland, Patch Darragh, Becky Ann Baker, Charles Techman, Daniel Flaherty and Ann Harada