New review published by Upcoming Movies here:
Streep and Jones are Kay and Arnold Soames, married now for 31 years. For Arnold, 31 years says it all. It’s an accomplishment in and of itself, and maybe the romance is gone, but he’s content and thinks they have a lot to be proud of. Kay though wishes Arnold would touch her like he used to – not just sexually, but just an affectionate touch to acknowledge she’s there. They sleep separately because of Arnold’s snoring, but we’re left wondering if that’s an excuse. Kay pushes them into a week-long retreat and counseling session with a noted marriage counselor (Steve Carell).
There is good drama between the two in their sessions, but don’t expect the kind of big dramatic revelatory moments that wins Oscars. They sit and they talk, like a real couple would. There’s no great moment where Kay or Arnold just stands up and blurts out a great secret. Orchestral music doesn’t blare for an emotional outpouring. There is honesty at a reasonable volume.
But there are great moments. Just watch their body language on the couch. Depending on how things are going, they’re close, they’re far apart, they’ve tilted toward each other – a lot gets said. And in scenes outside therapy, they each say a lot with their faces – watch for some well-placed frowns or smiles.