The commercials make “Hope Springs” look like some sort of mildly naughty sex comedy about an uptight older-middle-aged couple who rediscover the joys of sex through couples’ therapy. With Steve Carell – that wacky guy! – as the therapist.
And the ads trumpet the fact that it’s from “the director of ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’”
You’re getting the picture – this is a comedy, right? At least that’s what they’re selling you.
So let me just say two things: This is a smart, enjoyable, even moving film.
And it’s not a comedy. (More…)