Hope Springs is a film about middle aged couples sleeping. Admittedly there’s a lot of chat about sex, a few love-making scenes played largely for laughs, and ostensibly the plot hangs on an intensive couples counselling course for frustrated housewife Meryl Streep and her stand-offish hubby Tommy Lee Jones. Yet the most significant change appears to relate to their night-time arrangements with Jones starting the film in the spare bedroom and moving back to the master suite by the closing credits (it’s not a spoiler, were you honestly expecting divorce papers?) and the action is punctuated by Jones dropping off either in front of the TV or on the sofa-bed. This is a helpful hint to the viewer. It’s OK to fall asleep during this movie. Go on, close your eyes, you won’t miss anything…https://free-putlockers.com/country/Netherlands
Something is clearly wrong in Kay and Arnold’s 31 year marriage. Meryl, as Kay, is ruffling her hair and adjusting her nightgown to entice Jones to an evening of sexual indulgence. Alas he’s not in the mood – he even has a headache if you can believe it – so Meryl must return frustrated and flustered to her boudoir. The morning after, with it’s lack of eye-contact and air of officious routine highlights the steady decline in their relationship, and seems to be the norm, unrelated to the previous night’s snub. Spontaneity, romance, even those tiny signals of affection have all deserted Tommy Lee Jones in his twilight years.
Realising it’s up to her to break the monotony, Meryl books the couple couple into an intensive course of relationship counselling (focusing on sex) under the watchful gaze of subdued Steve Carell. Over the course of therapy our wedded pair must remind each other of why they originally fell in love, away from the hustle and bustle of their schedules in the Maine town of Great Hope Springs. In order to reignite that spark Jones will have to face up to his bullying attitude and inability to address his own insecurities and fear of intimacy, whilst Streep will allow her confidence to blossom, opening up avenues in her sexuality.