www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Hope-springs.34176736
7.0 out of 10

Hope Springs

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Hope Springs

Showing 1-10 of 20
Overall 8
8.0

Hope Springs

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Having just celebrated her 31st anniversary to husband Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones), Nebraska housewife Kay Soames (Meryl Streep) is unhappy with her life because they sleep in separate beds and never have the romance or intimacy of their early days of marriage. When she sees Dr. Bernard Feld (Steve Carell) on TV, she buys them tickets to spend a week in Great Hope Springs, Maine for "intensive couples counseling," something her crotchety husband doesn't want anything to do...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.2
Movie overall 6
6.0
Audio 7
7.0
Extras 5
5.0

HOPE SPRINGS - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
18 January 2013
  • Summary: While the comedic moments are a weight on the finished product, and while “Hope Springs” strives for an emotional depth it can’t always maintain, it gets points for treating older characters and their sexual and emotional needs with some measure of respect.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Actors overall 9
8.5
Audio 9
8.5
Extras 8
8.0

Hope Springs (2012) (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
5 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Kay (Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia ) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men ) have been married for 31 years. Their children are grown, their life is simple and their daily routine has become predictable. They've been sleeping in separate bedrooms for a few years now—not because of any marital rift, but because Arnold has a snoring problem that had kept Kay up at night. At long last, Kay has determined that their marriage needs a makeover.
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Hope Springs

upcomingdiscs.com
4 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Help me out here. I know the traditional gift for a couple’s 25th wedding anniversary is silver and that gold is supposed to mark 50 years. But what do you get a spouse to commemorate your considerably less ceremonial 31-year wedding anniversary? I’m not sure what the answer is, but I don’t think one week of intensive marriage counseling is the conventional way to go.
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Hope Springs

High-Def Digest
28 November 2012
  • Conclusion: 'Hope Springs' fills a vital niche by frankly exploring a mature relationship and the challenges older couples face if they wish to sustain a healthy, fulfilling union, but director David Frankel's comedy may hit too close to home for some, who may find it more like a therapy session than a romantic romp. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are excellent as the aging wife and husband, and their work elevates the material to a much more meaningful level.
  • Read full review
Overall 5
4.5
Content 5
5.0

Hope Springs

DVD Talk
9 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The last time Meryl Streep starred in a middle-aged sex comedy, the result was It's Complicated , so you can forgive me for walking in to Hope Springs with something less than fevered anticipation. And let's not oversell--this is a film with real problems, from its tenuous grasp of tone to the many, many questionable music choices. But it's not a bad film.
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Hope Springs Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
9 August 2012
  • Summary: Can the marital problems of a pair of Omaha empty-nesters compete with the blockbuster aliens, superheroes, and sex in the other theaters? Spoiler: yes!
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Hope Springs

Cinema Blend
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Admit it-- you never, ever thought you'd see Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep in a bedroom scene together. That's not just because of Hollywood's well-documented aversion to love scenes between anyone under the age of 30, though that's part of it too. But while Streep has spent her 50s and early 60s as a vivacious and legitimately sexy screen presence in the likes of It's Complicated and Julie & Julia , Jones has stepped behind his jowly scowl to grump his way through...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.2

Hope Springs

AV Club
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: There are times—many times, in fact—when Hope Springs bears an uncanny resemblance to a movie made about adults, for adults. Not fake adults like the middle-aged ninnies in Nancy Meyers’ Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated , which have become the sad standard for over-40 Hollywood relationship dramas, but ones who are working through real, identifiable problems in an honest and sometimes wrenching way.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Hope Springs

Flicks
20 February 2013
  • Summary: No doubt any marriage that has lasted 31 years is a deep vein of emotional drama, but Hope Springs fails to mine that rich source with either sensitivity or humour. It attempts to be a relatable chick flick for the gold card crowd, but the characters are so one-dimensional and cliché that most baby boomers will find this portrayal of their generation insulting. More Doting wife Kay is the character equivalent of a potato sack.
  • Read full review
Next page >>