Tuesday, September 25, 2012
HOPE SPRINGS for Young Actors
I went to see Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a long-married couple in the AARP category whose relationship is stuck in a pocket of stale air. In Hope Springs, she so longs for a return to their intimacy they once had that it occasionally breaks her heart and puts tears in her eyes. I enjoyed this light comedy/drama, basically a B-movie with A-list stars. Streep, a way above-average actress, has just the right touch for playing the complicated, tender heart of this average woman. She does lovely work here.