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Hope Springs

After 31 years of matrimony, a middle-aged woman (Meryl Streep) fears the flames of passion have been extinguished between her and her husband (Tommy Lee Jones). But she feels a flicker of hope when she learns about a marriage retreat with a sex counselor (Steve Carell). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: A
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 08 Aug 2012
Video Release: 03 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Hope Springs Rated PG-13?

Violence: None noted.

Sexual Content: Sexual activity (or lack of it) and personal fantasies are discussed frankly. The script contains frequent sexual references and innuendo, including performance issues, positions, oral sex, threesomes and the use of food items to practice fondling. Sexual activity—implied and simulated—is portrayed without nudity, but with limited detail and sound. A couple hugs, kisses and fondles one another.

Language: The script contains infrequent scatological slang, mild curses and profanities. Crude anatomical and other terms are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in a bar, during dinner and in a hotel room. A character is depicted as slightly drunk.

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