After 31 years of marriage, Kay is starting to feel disheartened by the lack of a spark between her and her husband Arnold. Desperate for romance and intimacy again, Kay searches out a well-known specialist in marriage counselling who she arranges to visit to enrol in one week of therapy sessions in order to rekindle their relationship. She drags a reluctant Arnold on a plane to the town of Great Hope Springs for the counselling that will prove either futile or life-changing; it certainly doesn't look like an easy task what with the couple being faced with their sexual reservations and, conversely, each other's illicit fantasies.
This is an endearing comedy drama that will both move you to tears sometimes and cause you to burst out into hysterics others. From the director of 'The Devil Wears Prada' and 'Marley and Me', David Frankel, and written by Vanessa Taylor ('Game of Thrones'), 'Hope Springs' is the story of long-lasting love and its most inevitable struggles and how loyalty can turn into a feeling of imprisonment. The comic relief provided by the hilarious star-studded cast makes this teetering romance less tragic than it could be perceived and more upbeat and promising. Definitely worth a glimpse this autumn, 'Hope Springs' will hit UK cinemas from September 14th 2012.
Directed by: David Frankel
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Elisabeth Shue, Mimi Rogers, Ben Rappaport, Marin Ireland, Brett Rice, Becky Ann Baker, Daniel Flaherty, Damian Young, Ann Harada,