Jacob Zembower's Movie Review of Hope Springs (2012)

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Hope Springs (2012)

Hopeless Springs
Jacob Zembower - wrote on 08/12/12

It goes without saying that Meryl Streep is a phenomenal actress, but in Hope Springs this was the first time I actually found her insufferable. But I found the entire film to be just the same. It attempts to be this mature romantic dramedy for the elderly, but it's actually quite depressing and aggravating on many levels. Jones' character I wanted to die about 5 minutes in. There is no charm to be found here, unless you want to watch Streep and Jones talk about their sex life and experiment with each other for nearly 2 hours, and then argue on and on. I just wanted to shout SHUT UP ALREADY! Carrell does a good job as a mild mannered therapist, but there's some strange creepiness underlying the whole film that made me want to gag. I may be in the minority here, but I hated this film.

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