Last night the trailer for Hope Springs was released. I watched it twice, and the first thing I thought when I saw Meryl was that she seemed old. I don't mean that with any negative connotation, it was more a testament to the character. If we consider that she filmed this movie about two years after It's Complicated was released, it's interesting to see the contrast. In Complicated, Meryl plays the wife to Alec Baldwin, who was in his late 40's at the time. Meryl was 60, but very convincingly played someone who could've easily been Baldwin's age. Her current role of Kay Soames seems a bit more of a fuddy-duddy. Couple that with codger-acting Tommy Lee Jones (65) as her husband Arnold, and we have a sterotypical grandma/grandpa with nothing happening between the sheets. Check out the trailer:
It should be a cute, smart comedy. From what I see, Steve Carell's role is mostly dramatic? I'm sure he'll have comedic moments, but this might be his attempt at a foray into drama. Perhaps a bit of a turn for Jones as well, as we rarely see him in light comedies. Meryl's no stranger to it. And by the way, Streepers, this will be a Golden Globe nomination at best. I'm actually glad she's not doing a super baity role right on the heels of her Oscar win for The Iron Lady. This will set her up for August: Osage County much better. Have I mentioned I'm looking forward to that film?