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SPHE Press Release: Hope Springs (DVD)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 15 2012 - 01:06 AM

“A funny and touching look at the mysteries that divide men and women.”


“'A downright funny, feel-good, romantic comedy for adults.”

- Susan Granger, SSG SYNDICATE

Starring Academy Award® Winners Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones 


A Comedy From the Director of The Devil Wears Prada

Arriving on Blu-rayTM & DVD with UltraViolet™ December 4th  

Also Starring Golden Globe® Winner Steve Carell

Bonus Material Includes All-New Featurettes, Director Commentary & Gag Reel

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 15, 2012) – Reignite the passion this holiday season with the heartwarming “coming-of-age” romance HOPE SPRINGS (Columbia Pictures, Mandate Pictures),arriving on

Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ December 4th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film stars three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, Best Actress, 2012;Sophie’s

Choice, Best Actress, 1983; Kramer vs. Kramer, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 1980), Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1993) and Golden Globe®

winner Steve Carell (“The Office,” Best Performance by an Actor, TV Comedy Series, 2006). It was directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and written by Vanessa Taylor (TV’s “Game of Thrones”).

The Blu-rayTM and DVD come with director commentary, alternate takes, a gag reel and the featurette “Inside the Perfect Marriage: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones,” focusing on Arnold and Kay, the lead couple

of the film. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are four additional featurettes. “An Intimate Look at Making Hope Springs” takes viewers behind the scenes of the film. “An Expert’s Guide to Everlasting Passion”provides real marriage experts giving marital advice. “The Dr. Is In: Steve Carell on Dr. Feld” features Carell explaining the research he did to prepare for the film. “The Passionate Performer” provides an inside look at the acting career of Meryl Streep.

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, Maine, 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 shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to rekindle the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

HOPE SPRINGS was directed by David Frankel from the screenplay by Vanessa Taylor. Steve Tisch, Jason Blumenthal, Nathan Kahane and Jessie Nelson served as executive producers, with Todd Black and Guymon Casady as producers.

DVD Special Features Include:

  • Director Commentary with David Frankel
  • Gag Reel
  • Exploring the Scene: Alternate Takes Gallery
  • Inside the Perfect Marriage: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones featurette
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features Include:

  • 4 Featurettes
    • An Intimate Look at Making Hope Springs
    • An Expert’s Guide to Everlasting Passion
    • The Doctor Is In: Steve Carell on Dr. Feld
    • The Passionate Performer

HOPE SPRINGS has a run time of approximately 100 minutes and is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality.

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Ronald J Epstein
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