An aging couple strive to conquer their sexual hang-ups and save their 30-year marriage from going stale by visiting a renowned couple's therapist in this comedy from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me). After three decades of marriage, Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) still love each other deeply. But somewhere along the way, their passion for one another seems to have perished. Upon learning about a relationship therapist (Steve Carell) in Great Hope Springs whose methods have yielded incredible results, Kay pleads with Arnold to sign up for a weeklong session. Little does the committed couple realize that overcoming years of sexual repression will prove to be quite an exhausting challenge. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I was surprised to learn this was not a comedy. I have never seen a more true and honest movie. Painful to watch at times because of how true to life it can be but a great great movie. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones were fabulous. I highly recommend it.
Great stars and a movie that couples that have been married for a long time should watch, bc life gets stagnant if you let it. and its not fun to have one person trying to spice up the marriage if the other isn't trying also. It was like pulling teeth for TLJ to finally see how angry he was inside - which made his marriage boring. I liked the movie. and how do these reviews ALLOW people to advertise things they sell, when I can't say an "off color word" and BB stops me?????
Good Movie! I feel even YOUNG people can understand this movie. I can see how a couple can can drift apart especially after being together for 30 years. And I found this movie very realistic and well done on how we tend to get use to our everyday life and ignore the people we care about and to LIVE AND APPRECIATE! Really enjoyed this movie and watch the ups and downs of a couple who has been together forever.
AWFUL! Some scenes made me go ewwwww!! The whole story was uncomfortable for me to watch. The intimate scenes were uncomfortable and the couple's awkwardness with each other was bothersome and annoying. Hated this movie. Not an enjoyable film to watch! It was too weird to see a famed actress such as M.Streep in this type of role.
Once again, Meryl Streep finds another fascinating character unlike any other she's portrayed before. The title and movie ad give the impression that this is a comedy. WRONG! It's really a heavy truthful drama depicting the waning years of a long time marriage. It's sad, brutal, at times, always honest, and can make us laugh when we see pieces of ourselves we've never realized before. Tommy Lee Jones is the perfect match for Streep. Two wonderfully talented actors give overlooked award winning performances. One of the best dramas I've seen all year.
At first I was so angry with T. L. Jones but as the movie progressed it became more intense and you just knew that he had gone through so many things and lost his passion for marriage. M. Streep, well this is a role that she was made for but one like I have never seen her play. She is a subservient wife! She is usually plays strong roles. I highly recommend it!