When it comes to couples therapy, Hope Springs achieves an incredibly thoughtful and realistic portrayal of this process.
For anyone who has ever wanted a second chance at love with the same partner, Hope Springs starring a midwestern couple played by Meryl Streep (Kay) and Tommy Lee Jones (Arnold), is your movie.
Hope Springs, about a Nebraskan housewife whose needs aren't being met by her husband, is an impressively frank examination of a marriage gone stale. As a public service, I attempted to sort out the various breakthroughs I had while watching.
If you can believe that the woman who played both the dynamic domineering Margaret Thatcher and the delicious Julia Child is a hopeless, despondent and put-upon matron - well, that's the theme of "Hope Springs."
They take a very specific couple and make them universal. It could be a primer on what couple's therapy is about, how it works and how the results won't always be life-changing breakthroughs -- at least not right away.
Go to Hope Springs and see what happens to this couple who is in love, but who does not know it or know how to show it.
Marilyn's early passing, the scandals and speculations about her death and her life (especially her love life) have fueled interest in her. She remains a vital part of 2012 pop culture.
Another daring redefinition of the family film from the people who turned a near-dialogue-free tale about a love-struck robot, an adventure about a cantankerous, air-bound septuagenarian, and a fantasy about a culinary-obsessed rat into worldwide, critical and commercial hits?
Scafaria, who wrote the script for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, says she was pushed to end life on Earth by her experience on that earlier film -- and by the growing media interest in the Mayan calendar's supposed prediction of the world ending in 2012.
Lorene Scafaria's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World strikes a different chord: one that is wistfully romantic, a little melancholy and unexpectedly funny.
Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?
Not only has The Office transitioned into the post Michael Scott era with grace, but I am relishing the complexity of the other characters and story lines.
It was as if Crystal was preserved in time like Austin Powers, thawed out for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, and recycled past bits without trying at all to show off something fresh and new.
Rosh Hashanah may be around the corner, but it felt more like Passover nearly a week ago when The Office's Carell was overlooked in his last chance to take home the gold.
As we all know, the Grammys have become the really nice boy in class who brags about the fact he's never read a book and sometimes comes to school with his shirt on inside out. So is it time to start treating the Emmys like the Grammys?
I've mostly adapted from my Cape Cod roots to Southern California. But summer isn't really summer until I get back to the Cape, with gin and tonics at sunset and the glow of a sunburn at the end of the day.