Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough--the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
- David Frankel
- Vanessa Taylor
- Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell
Streep fans, I think you're going to enjoy this one. I know I did.Tom Charity, CNN.com, 01.08.2013
The film, a rehab job on a beached marriage, displays the most tender respect, the most exquisite tact, and yet it would be completely unwatchable -- an outright embarrassment -- with any other actors than Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep.David Denby, New Yorker, 01.08.2013
It's tough to come up with new superlatives for Meryl Streep, but the 63-year-old actress delivers her most frankly sexual performance yet in Hope Springs.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 01.08.2013
Streep is warm, and she's got the timing of a stand-up. Her performance demands you bat for her woman.Cath Clarke, Time Out, 09.11.2012