“Hope Springs”, Streep: Hollywood ignores old people


Yahoo published new article for the new movie “Hope Springs” starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. They share their opinions about the movie too:

Hollywood legends Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell claim the movie business ignores older generations of film fans in favour of teenagers.

Frustrated… Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in “Hope Springs”

We chatted to the trio while they were plugging “Hope Springs”, a rare film that caters for a more mature audience by telling the story of an aging couple who seek counselling… including in the bedroom.

All three reckon older cinemagoers feel alienated by modern blockbusters, which are usually superhero films.

The article includes a video with interview with Streep and Jones which you can see on the official article on the Yahoo page hereIt’s a part of an interview, the press junket, which was presented in pieces. That’s the longest one for now!

Meryl Streep said too many films are made “to sell ancillary products”, such as video games, toys or robots (we’re looking at you Michael Bay).

“That has driven a certain kind of audience that looks for different material out of the theatre. That’s a shame because they are the people that had the habit of going to the movies.”

Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones said that because movies which appeal to teenagers occasionally make huge amounts of money (such as ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble’), film studios will continue to churn them out, looking for the next big hit.

Old news… Steve Carell in “Hope Springs”

“Movie studios get afraid,” agrees co-star Steve Carell, who plays Streep and Jones’ marriage counsellor in “Hope Springs“.

“I know my parents are both 86 and they’re looking for something that they would want to see. I think they probably do feel a little bit underserved that way,” he said.

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