Monday, August 20, 2012

Hope Springs Review

If you go to see Hope Springs expecting a fun middle aged romantic comedy from the director of The Devil Wears Prada, you're going to have some questions.  Where is the confident, sexy Meryl Streep that fell into an affair with Alec Baldwin in It's Complicated?  Why have the Hermes scarves and Calvin Klein skirts of her Miranda Priestly days been replaced by a dowdy Coldwater Creek wardrobe?  Why am I not laughing . . . at all?

If you go see Hope Springs hoping for a touching, honest, and intimate portrayal of marriage after 30+ years, featuring three (Meryl, Tommy Lee, and Steve Carrell) of the best performances I've seen all year, you'll get exactly that.

That's the funny thing about hope vs. expectation.  They might seem similar but in movies, marriage, and life, hope prevails.

Hope Springs, rated "PG-13," drama (I'm sorry I know its supposed to be a comedy, but I'm not laughing), starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carrell "B"

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