3.5

Hope Springs

Drama Romance Comedy


 

A middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counselling session to repair their relationship.

The calibre of the acting brings authenticity to the predicament of a couple married so long that they're companions rather than woman and husband. Audiences will empathise with experiences of the central couple in their therapist's office. While noted as a comedy, "Hope Springs" is not played for laughs, although it is quite humourous. This is a film about the loss of romance/losing romance, then striving for what you want, and making love. Hope actually bounces right off the screen and into your heart.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 23rd August 2012
100 mins