If you haven’t made it to the theater to see Hope Springs, go now, if only to see brilliant Meryl Streep, 63, as the female half of a romantically challenged middle-aged couple and Tommy Lee Jones, 65, playing off her perfectly. In the film, her character makes the decision for the couple to attend marital therapy. Meryl recently told the Daily Telegraph that often in real life, as in the movie, women are the ones who take the initiative to fix things:
“Women have their antennae up more. It is all self-preservation, they want the relationship to work.
“Women make a religion of relationships. They study how to make them work, while men do not, as a generalisation.”
She went on to say:
“They don’t make movies like this, about people my age, where their love life matters. That was very unusual. Love is uncomfortable, as is being stuck and feeling a need to get out of the rut that you are in.
“It doesn’t matter how old you are — we are all in danger of taking the people we love for granted.”
Well put! As for us, we love seeing the sex lives of couples of all ages up on the big screen, which is why we gladly handed over our hard-earned cash for a ticket. Keep up the good (diverse) work, Hollywood, and we’ll keep buying your goods.
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