An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Richard E. Grant
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
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. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
hope springs then collapses in a heap on the ground
An ill-fated decision to give in to my girlfriend's pleas, seeing it was Valentines day. This movie has all the slovenly pace, predictability and dryness of the "fix your marriage book" that kicks off Meryl Streep's quest for conjugal bliss. In fact, take away the wasteful use of top stars and this could quite possibly have been a CD inserted in a sleeve in said book, for those who prefer to have their book read to them.
Throw in some unsexy and awkward discussions and scenes around pensioner sex, and you have yourself one very boring, painful and unentertaining film.
I can appreciate that some viewers "recognised" the film subject matter, but that doesn't legitimise eschewing a script and the arts of film making in favour of a lazy minute by minute "public record" approach
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