Hope Springs (2012)

“Hope Springs” is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. The film follows a middle-aged couple, Kay and Arnold, who have been married for 31 years and are struggling to reignite the passion in their relationship. Kay decides to take charge and books a week-long intensive counseling session with renowned couples therapist Dr. Bernard Feld, in the town of Hope Springs, Maine.

Over the course of the week, Kay and Arnold attempt to work through their intimacy issues with the help of Dr. Feld. They confront deep-seated resentments and learn to communicate more effectively, rediscovering the love they once had for each other.

“Hope Springs” received generally positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for the performances of Streep, Jones, and Carell. It was also a commercial success, grossing over $100 million worldwide against a budget of $30 million. The film was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe nomination for Meryl Streep for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.

Duration: 100 min.

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