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Movies: ‘Hope Springs’
Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep sin “Hope Springs.”

It is the name of a fictional town in coastal Maine where everyone knows the legendary couples counselor, Dr. Feld, played by Steve Carell (“The 40-year-old Virgin,” “Evan Almighty,” etc.) We must be in for big laughs, right? Wrong!

Into the picture come Kay and Arnold (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones), whose 31-year marriage has ossified into a single fried egg and a strip of bacon that never touch, or at least that is the metaphorical version which constitutes the breakfast Kay makes for Arnold every morning.

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