An aging couple strive to conquer their sexual hang-ups and save their 30-year marriage from going stale by visiting a renowned couple's therapist in this comedy from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me). After three decades of marriage, Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) still love each other deeply. But somewhere along the way, their passion for one another seems to have perished. Upon learning about a relationship therapist (Steve Carell) in Great Hope Springs whose methods have yielded incredible results, Kay pleads with Arnold to sign up for a weeklong session. Little does the committed couple realize that overcoming years of sexual repression will prove to be quite an exhausting challenge.~Jason Buchanan
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One should expect nothing less than a real good movie from Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. They delivered.
The story line is not complicated but I have a feeling that the movie depict a very common difficulty older couples experience in their marriage. The acting was spot on. Very precise and believable.
Though I watched that movie through Netflix before. I had waited for this movie to be on sale so I could add a copy to my movie library. A very satisfying purchase.
The couple learned to communicate through an innovative psychologist and because of the wife they attended a week-end retreat to learn to turn their marriage back into a passionate relationship. The success they experience is inspiring and thus the title of the movie HOPE SPRINGS. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the subject.