"Hope Springs" is a movie about relationships, highlighting Kay and Arnold Soames' journey to reconnect after 31 years of marriage. In spite of Steve Carell's key role as a therapist, this movie is more drama than comedy. It's not often that mature relationships are held under a microscope to the degree seen in "Hope Springs". Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones will draw you in and keep you cheering for them throughout. I happened to catch the Charlie Rose interview with the cast of "Hope Springs" a few days ago, and I was happy I did because it fully prepared me for the movie. You can click on the link below to view the interview in its entirety.
The theater was full of boomer generation movie-goers this weekend. Hubby and I had to sit in the second row from the front. That meant Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones were, indeed, bigger than life. Perhaps the local movie-goers were there to see how the locations that are so familiar to us were used to represent a small town in Maine.
In this non-existent movie theater Meryl Streep's character, Kay Soames, has an out of her comfort zone experience.
|The Fictional Clipper Theater|
Tommy Lee Jones' character, Arnold Soames, reveals his curmudgeon tendencies as he and Kay eat in the diner we locals know as Noah's Restaurant.
|The Nor' easter Diner, Actually Noah's|
The day I was on location for filming, this yellow house was the center of attention. It was fun to see how it supported the movie's story line.
|September 30, 2011 Filming Location|
It won't matter whether you are a local interested in checking out local points of interest, a boomer interested in a movie presenting a honest view of mature relationships, or a fan of any of the fine cast members. "Hope Springs" is an entertaining way to spend a few hours this summer.