A small but great article for Meryl and a bit for “Hope Springs”. It’s nothing new but decided to post it anyway.. It came along with the photo of Meryl for the Vogue cover (2011):
Tender like a china doll or gigantically filling the screen with her presence; humble, fine and aristocratic or earthly and sensual – Meryl Streep is an actress chameleon that has an unattainable range of abilities. For the 35 years in the movie industry she has done so many and different roles that the pages of this rubric won’t be enough to mention them all. When, in 1989, she turns 40, Meryl says to her husband: “What are we going to do now? It’s the end of my career.” In the next year the star receives 3 whole invitations to play a witch. The implied meaning is clear – after a certain age the women in Hollywood take place only in grotesque plots. At that time Ms. Streep hardly ever imagined that the best lies ahead – “The Devil wears Prada”, “Mamma mia!”, “Julie&Julia”, “It’s complicated”. But perhaps she would be shocked if someone’s told her that at the age of 63 she’ll take part in a movie in which everything’s all about… sex.
In “HopeSprings” Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a cute family couple but after 30 years of marriage Kay wants to get the sparks and freshness back into the relationship with her husband. When she finds out that in a small town there’s a famous specialist in couples counseling (Steve Carell), she decides to make her skeptical husband, lost in the daily routine, to go there together. The challenge to persuade Arnold to join her into the program is hard, but the real challenge comes after that when the two must bring some novelties in the bedroom and renew the flames again that lit their love.