Monday, December 10, 2012

Movie Monday 12/10's been a whole week since I posted here.  Sorry about that.  I had a pretty good week, with just a 2-day crash (and emotional melt-down!) in the middle of it, but I've been very busy with the holidays approaching.  Tough time of year to fit in blogging!  I do hope to write more here this week, but we will see...I have a writing assignment to work on that has to take priority.

Anyway, we saw one movie this weekend:

Ken and I watched Hope Springs Friday night, and we both enjoyed it very much. You've probably seen the ads that are saturating TV lately. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star as a married couple stuck in a major rut. Their kids have left home, they never touch each other (haven't had sex in 4 years!) and rarely talk. They are just sort of living parallel lives in the same house, and Kay is very unhappy. In desperation, she signs them up for a week-long intensive marriage therapy course run by a therapist whose book she read, played by Steve Carrell. Arnold is not at all pleased with these arrangements but he does finally agree to go. The story follows their week in therapy as they attempt to reconnect. There are some funny moments in the movie, especially in their awkwardness as they try to resume their physical relationship, but the subject matter is taken very seriously, too. In fact, I've never seen Carrell in such a serious role - he plays the straight man here. All in all, we both really enjoyed this story of an older couple rebuilding their relationship. All 3 actors were excellent in their roles.

Have you seen any good movies lately?

1 comment:

hkd said...

i watched this movie also this weekend, and my feeing was that it may have not done so well at the box office b/c it hit home for too many people..i did think it was a thoughtful examination of how we can get into bad it would have been a good novel...maybe it was?