Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Metro's Monthly Movie Review

Each month a team member of Metro will be writing a movie review to share with you. And this month team member Eleni Hayek has reviewed 'Hope Springs' Directed by: David Frankel Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & Steve Carrell

Hope Springs is a beautiful love story of Arnold & Kay. Married for 31 years, Kay (Meryl Streep) decides to take a leap of faith to persuade Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) to attend marriage counselling. Arnold, at this point a bitter old man showing no signs of possible love for his beautiful wife, finally agrees to attend counselling with Kay. 

The situation that they find themselves in is in a seemingly loveless marriage with two grown up children. A place where some couples find themselves when the nest is finally empty, sad, lonely and perhaps with a stale routine.

The time they spend in Maine with their counsellor (played by Steve Carrell) is a challenge at first for Arnold as he finds it hard to show his true thoughts and feelings about his wife. The charming courtship that follows is such a beautiful mixture of genuine love, compassion and the true feeling of getting to know one another.

A true sense of how time can drift people apart and how we revert back to innocence.

Hope Springs is a must see, you can't help but walking out feeling inspired to show the one you love just how much you love them.