Hope Springs

Synopsis: Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple whose marriage has declined until they are now sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way. Finally, Kay has had enough and finds a book by Dr. Feld which inspires her to sign them up for the Doctor's intense week long marriage counseling session. Although Arnold sees nothing wrong with their 30 year long marriage, he reluctantly agrees to go on the expensive excursion. What follows is an insightful experience as Dr. Feld manages to help the couple understand how they have emotionally drifted apart and what they can do to reignite their passion. Even with the Doctor's advice, Kay and Arnold find that renewing their marriage's fire is a daunting challenge for them both.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Frankel
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min


...questions I get on what constitutes

the perfect marriage.

I see couples who think their

marriages are over.

Who feel Iike it's impossible

to regain what they once had.

Well, it's not. It's not impossible.

And it's not too Iate

for anyone who truly wants

it and is willing to try.


Thank you. Mmm-hmm.


What are you... You eating?

No. I, I...

What? You're just going to sit there?


What do we got?

I want to go.

"Dr. Bernard Feld, Center for Intensive

Couples Counseling."

You want to go to intensive

couples counseling?

In Maine. Maine.

Only half the day.

Rest of the day you can read,

or Iook around the town.

$4,000 for a week?

Well, it's intensive.

Have to be gold-plated.

Well, I paid for it.


I used my C. D.

How'd you get access to your C. D?

I called Vince. Oh.

You called my office without

talking to me.

I made a reservation for us.

Well, cancel it.

I want to go.

Have you been to see Dr. Lesser?

Maybe this has something to do

with that hormonal thing.

I am not crazy, Arnold!

Well, then I don't know

what to say to you.

In all our years together, never have I...

Have you heard me ask for anything?

Excuse me? Did we not just get a new

refrigerator because you wanted...

That's not what I mean.

Well, you're a grown woman. You

can go anywhere you want to go.

But I'm not going.

So if you want to go to intensive couples

counseling all by yourself,

I'll see you when you get back.

Maybe I will.

AII right.

Maybe I will.

You're not going to get audited over $217.

Well, you're just not.

AII right! Call Terri to

make an appointment.

Yes, and thank you. Bye.


You know, Kay called

me. I meant to tell you.

That's nothing. She's just been

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Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor is an American screenwriter and television producer. She is known for writing Hope Springs, Divergent, and The Shape of Water, as well as for her work as a writer and co-executive producer on seasons two and three of Game of Thrones. Taylor is writing Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. For The Shape of Water, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. more…

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