Hollywood greats Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones have teamed up for the just-released “Hope Springs.” The romantic comedy about a husband and wife seeking therapy after 30 years of marriage is “painfully funny.” Perhaps the icing on the funny comes from Steve Carell in the role of the couple’s therapist.
“It’s a little journey,” said Streep. “That’s the story: A door opens. It’s not hyperbolic at all; it’s just a little movement within a relationship. But it’s seismic and it speaks to people; it’s [about] your deepest yearning.”
Jones addressed the film’s steamier scenes by saying, “There was nothing particularly daunting about those sex scenes. Think about a fight scene … you’re interested in the illusion of that, sure, but you have no interest in the real thing. It’s the same thing [with] the sex scene — you’re interested in the illusion of passion or the illusion of disappointment or the illusion of longing. The real things… you shouldn’t bring to the workplace.”
“Hope Springs” is now playing in theaters nationwide. Check out the videos below: