Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are both Ivy Leaguers who broke into Hollywood in the 1970s and went on to become Academy Award winners, but somehow they never managed to truly work together. Yes, they both co-starred in Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2006, but they never shared a scene, making Hope Springs, that summer movie that your mom and her book club raved about, extremely special. The duo play an aging married couple who have allowed the sizzle to go out from their marriage, and Steve Carell is the marriage specialist tasked with getting them back in the groove. The Blu-ray and DVD are released today, and EW has an exclusive clip from the DVD Gag Reel. Two reasons why this gag reel is superior to 99 percent of gag reels: Tommy Lee Jones and corgis.
Here’s the trailer, which helps explain the fuss about the corgis.
DVD Special Features Include:
Director Commentary with David Frankel
Exploring the Scene: Alternate Takes Gallery
Inside the Perfect Marriage: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones featurette
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features Include:
An Intimate Look at Making Hope Springs
An Expert’s Guide to Everlasting Passion
The Doctor Is In: Steve Carell on Dr. Feld
The Passionate Performer