on 12:35PM at Jul 15th, 2012
We were out at a movie last night, escaping the heat wave for a few hours. There was a preview for a movie "Hope Springs" I just looked it up on the Internet, and apparently it's a new movie due out in August 2012.
"After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. "
"Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place."
The preview was pretty difficult for me to watch. However, it's billed as a comedy (aaaaghhhh!) and appears to have a happy ending. It should be that simple.... Anyhow, you might want to be on the lookout for this movie in your neighbourhood, and possibly use it as a springboard into "The Talk".
on 01:12PM at Jul 15th, 2012
And keep an eye out for the sequel... Hope Springs 2: After the Reset Sex Vanishes.
on 03:27PM at Jul 15th, 2012
Forget hope springs & get the Rome series on DVD. Gorgeous men, full nudity, passionate sex scenes, & a great story line.
on 05:05PM at Jul 15th, 2012
I saw that preview with my H!!! Pretty uncomfortable :)
He does not want to see it, he said he would rather go to our current counsellor :)
It's being sold as a comedy but it is not a funny place to be for those who went through it.
on 09:04PM at Jul 15th, 2012
Chai I am with you in the storyline, I guess film is tippy toeing round older couples. Older folks want to have sex, but younger viewers don;t want to think grandma and step grandpa are doing it. Enter Streep and Jones.
on 09:05PM at Jul 15th, 2012
Looks like a golden opportunity for us ILIASM to write a script ;)
on 09:09PM at Jul 15th, 2012
on 10:29AM at Jul 16th, 2012
Change - Exactly!
SexlessinTX - your H would probably rather have a tax audit than sit through this movie.
Windy - Hmmmm... Starts out same, different ending? Younger couple? I think there have been movies about divorce and starting over. Don't know if the sexless aspect has been done.
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on 01:06PM at Jul 16th, 2012
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on 02:47PM at Jul 16th, 2012
Hey Jessica, do you go to the grief support forums trying to sell coffins too?
on 04:00PM at Jul 16th, 2012
I flagged jessica as a spammer.
on 04:13PM at Jul 16th, 2012
So that's what the flag icon is for, lol. I'm new here & didn't know how to report it. Thanks chai!