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Grown-up Romance: Hope Springs



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Rebecca Cusey reviews the new Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones movie Hope Springs:

It’s become quite fashionable to cluck and sigh at romantic comedies that end with the girl getting her guy and, perhaps, a ring.

“That’s just the beginning,” we scold, “What happens after that? What about grown-up romances? The ones that happen after ten or twenty seven years of marriage? What about love that lasts?”

Hope Springs, opening Wednesday August 8, is just the kind of pro-marriage, grown-up romance we say we want.In fact, quite grown-up.

As in Baby Boomer.

Read the rest of her review here.



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