Saturday, August 18, 2012

Jan reviews Hope Springs

hopeI really wanted to like this movie, I really did.  The trailer was good, the cast was great, the critics loved it, but me, meh, not so much.

I expected it to be really funny, and it did have it’s moments, but it was a sad movie.  The acting was good, of course it was, it was Meryl Streep after all, but the sets were depressing.  I’m a bells and whistles girl, I love to go to the movies and see pretty houses, great kitchens, pretty clothes,  makeup, all of that along with good acting.

This couple lived in a 70’s style track home that needed serious updating.  And when they went away, they stayed in an Econolodge, for pete’s sake.  Their marriage was painful, and seeing it unravel as they went through their week of therapy was not enjoyable.  And the sex scenes, let’s face it, old people are better off doing it in the dark.  Egads, it was not attractive.  I have to wonder if Meryl Streep was totally acting, or if she was just uncomfortable playing the role she did.  Tommy Lee Jones played his part well, but I think he overacted.

Let’s face it, it just wasn’t that good of a movie, LC was disappointed, too.

Oh well, Diane Keaton has a new one coming out this fall that looks much better.  It has terrific sets in the trailer, and her clothes are lots prettier than Meryl Streep, who looked positively dowdy.  And the acting has to be good, Diane Keaton is a great actress, too.  Maybe we’ll go for another date night when it comes out and give it a try.

I go to the movies to be entertained, and this just wasn’t entertaining. Sad smile


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