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Hope Springs (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 May 2003 (UK)
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A brokenhearted English artist travels to Hope, USA, hoping to get on with his life. He starts by drawing faces there. He befriends the cute Mandy. But then his scheming ex shows up and wants him back.

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Mark Herman

Writers:

Mark Herman (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Colin Ware
Heather Graham ... Mandy
Minnie Driver ... Vera Edwards
Mary Steenburgen ... Joanie Fisher
Frank Collison ... Mr. Fisher
Oliver Platt ... Doug Reed
Mary Black ... Mrs. Peterson
Ken Kramer ... Harold Peterson
Chad Faust ... Rob
Tony Alcantar ... Webster
Bethoe Shirkoff ... Martha
Alan Giles ... Mr. West
Dolores Drake ... Waitress
Howard Storey ... Mr. Golfer
June B. Wilde ... Mrs. Golfer
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Storyline

Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancée. The hotel owner plays matchmaker and introduces him to a local girl. Romance ensues, though Colin's ex may be looking to reunite. Written by Anonymous

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She loves me... she loves me not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

New Cardiff See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,567,189
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In several scenes the Canadian Rocky Mountains are seen. See more »

Quotes

Mandy: Want some?
Colin Ware: Not this morning thanks.
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Crazy Credits

A bottle of the mineral water "Hope Springs Eternal" mentioned in the movie by mayor Doug Red is depicted after the credits. It has a portrait of the Queen of Hope Vera on it. The slogan below reads: "Available at a stockist near this cinema." See more »

Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Am I Blue
Written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke
Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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It's not without its charm
13 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Colin Ware (Colin Firth) finds that his fiancé, Vera (Minnie Driver) is going to marry someone else. Distraught by the news he goes to the tiny town of hope in New England, where he meets a beautiful young nurse called Mandy (Heather Graham) and both their lives begin to get better. That is until Vera re-emerges with a little surprise for Colin.

There are better romantic comedies than this one, it's a little bit generic and struggles to do anything fresh or truly hilarious, but it was enjoyable and it certainly wasn't without its charm.

Firth, Graham and Driver all deliver fairly typical performances, playing character types that they have portrayed before; and the direction is perfectly OK for a film of this type, all in all its a decent film that is mildly amusing, entertaining and heartwarming enough.

6/10


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