The concise critics

Hope Springs

Year : 2012 Director : David Frankel Running Time : 100 Genre : ,
Movie review score

What’s it about?
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

What did we think?
Five-star acting in a good but not great movie that will soon be forgotten.

Despite having Steve Carrell in it Hope Springs isn’t a comedy. It’s more insightful chuckles than laugh-out-loud and , while it’s intelligent, this is probably the largest failing as it seems unsure of itself when it comes to the laughter.

Poor pacing doesn’t help but the incredible performances from Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee-Jones and Carrell are almost worth the admission tickets. Almost.

At the end of the day the storyline is largely forgettable and I really didn’t need to see Streep masturbating.


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