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|Genre||Drama, Romance, Comedy|
|Format||AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Steve Carell, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones|
|Runtime||1 hour and 40 minutes|
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Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
- Digital Copy Expiration Date : December 31, 2017
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.56 Ounces
- Audio Description: : English
- Item model number : 911551
- Media Format : AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Release date : December 4, 2012
- Actors : Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : Unqualified (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B0099114WO
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #31,485 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Streep is frustrated by her disinterested, slightly jerky, husband Tommy Lee Jones, who, after 30 years has settled into about the most boring routine of married life. They haven't shared a bed for many years; sex is non-existent; she has nothing interesting to say to him---and he's not interested even if she does. His job is boring; at home he buries himself in the newspaper and watching golf on TV. He prefers to eat alone and never touches his wife or speaks more than two words, and then goes to bed. Repeat, day after day, after day.
Streep in frustration sets up an intense week long marriage counseling vacation in Maine. Steve Carell is the therapist. It's painfully awkward to watch this couple grapple with their issues, but it doesn't drag the viewer down. All of these people are SO good and believable in their roles, capturing every little mannerism and nuance of their characters, it's as though you're hiding around the corner watching and listening in on their meeting. It's a quiet film, which won't appeal to the adrenaline junkies, but it is a fascinating character study of a long-time married couple who have long ago lost the spark that drew them together.
It is the story of how a once thriving marriage loses its way through the years without realizing it. It's not overly serious, but serious nonetheless.It has a few endearing moments, but not ever sappy. It doesn't take sides, though at first it seems like all the problems are his. By the end we realize it takes two to make a happy marriage and most (not all) it takes two to ultimately destroy it. The ending is as it should be. Interesting to see Steve Carrell in a role that wasn't laugh-out-loud funny.
It is so fitting for couples who have been together for several years or more.
It really brings home what is important in life and how making assumptions about how your partner feels/thinks, can turn your life upside down. Needlessly!!
Talking about things, even a little bit, can prevent years of misunderstanding and even worse, heartache. Heartache that is brought on by one assuming something totally incorrect. Heartache that gets worse and worse because of what one person has decided in their mind. Not based on any facts what so ever.
The tiniest amount of communication can make a life time of difference.
How much of our lives are wasted because of worry and fear of the unknown.
It's not just a chick flick. MY husband, a cop, retired navy ,( Navy Seal)oved it too.
Go for it. You will like!
I USUALLY RESERVE 5 STARS FOR "BIGGER" MOVIES THAT WERE AT LEAST NOMINATED FOR AWARDS, NOT NECESSARILY BLOCKBUSTERS OR CLASSICS. I MADE AN EXCEPTION WITH THIS MOVIE BECAUSE IT IS SO WELL DONE, DOWN TO EARTH AND AUTHENTIC.
STEVE C. SHOWED A RANGE OF ACTING SKILL I DID NOT KNOW HE HAD. MERYL & TOMMY WERE SCREEN MAGIC AS A DYSFUNCTIONAL COUPLE GOING ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY.
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They play the quiet awkard moments brilliantly but the comedy really comes from when they are given 'exercises' by Steve Carrell's Marriage Counsellor.
Its a slow paced film yes with minimal music but the way they address the issues in their lacklustre marriage over the film is excellently done.
This isn't for everyone but its acted expertly by the two leads with aplomb.