After fashioning more than USD325 million in worldwide grosses with “The Devil Wears Prada”, Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (“It’s Complicated”, “Mamma Mia!”) and director David Frankel (“Marley and Me”, “The Devil Wears Prada”) have reteamed for the Mandate Pictures comedy, “Hope Springs”.
This time they’re bringing along funnyman Steve Carell (“Get Smart”, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin’) as a sex and marriage therapist and Tommy Lee Jones (“No Country for Old Men”, “Men in Black”) to play the cynical, therapy resistant husband.
The story follows a married couple whose relationship has gotten stale over many years of marriage. Over 30 years, to be exact. And it has left Maeve (Streep) wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. Especially when realizing how stagnant their “togetherness” have gotten after their 31st anniversary hit home hard.
So, when she hears of a famed relationship guru (Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her skeptical husband (Jones) to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy.
Getting there was hard enough – now shedding their bedroom hang ups, learning some new moves and rediscovering and reigniting their youthful spark is when the real adventure begins. But not without scenes that are dotted (or rather, slapped) with Tommy Lee Jones’ wit:
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The trailer easily makes it look like the movie is catered to the 50+ crowd. But who says we can’t all have our dosage of romantic comedy once in awhile?
Hope Springs is slated to premiere nationwide (in Malaysia) on the 10th of August 2012.
For more information, visit the official movie website.