“Hope Springs” (2012) is a somewhat cute, somewhat poignant relationship movie starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Streep plays a Midwestern housewife having an “is that all there is?” moment. As usual, Jones plays himself. They see a marriage counselor (Steve Carell). Low-key, Midwestern-style hijinks ensue. The movie was a little bit blah. I don’t know if that was because it was a blah movie, or because the married couple’s blah life was so effectively portrayed. For a second, I thought it was going to have a sad ending. I might have liked the movie more if it had.

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