Meryl Streep is a marvel. Not only is she an Oscar award-winning actress, the 62-years-young thespian is a box office draw. In an industry where a woman’s shelf life doesn’t extend past 35 — much less 40 — this is quite an accomplishment.
“Mama Mia” and “The Devil Wears Prada” earned more than $300 million worldwide. In fact, “Mia” took in an astonishing $600 million in the box office, domestically and internationally. Both films were summer hits and now Streep’s later summer release, “Hope Springs,” could be another success.
The film is about a woman named Kay (Meryl Streep) who seeks the guidance of a couples specialist in the hopes his advice will help spice up her 30-year-old marriage. Tommy Lee Jones is her reluctant husband, Arnold, and Steven Carell plays the therapist and.
Also in the mix is Elisabeth Shue as an all-knowing bartender and Mimi Rogers as Carol, the neighbor whom Arnold has a bit of a crush on.
“Hope Springs” into theaters Aug. 8. Will you watch it opening weekend? Given Streep’s report card over the years, it’s very doubtful the movie will disappoint.
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