'Hope Springs,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'The Campaign' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone
This week at the movies, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis hit the campaign trail, the "Bourne" franchise is still alive, and Tommy Lee Jones drops the tough guy act and goes all rom-com.
In "Hope Springs," Jones plays Arnold, the longtime husband to Kay, played by Meryl Streep. Kay is searching for something to spice up the romance in their decades-long marriage and turns to a couple's therapist played by Steve Carell.
The Reel Deal: A funny dramedy for a mature audience. It'll make you laugh, if you've been married awhile it'll probably make you squirm, but you'll be glad you spent some time with this great cast of "Hope Springs." I'm in.
Bourne is back, but not how you think. There's a new leading man in the spy thriller "The Bourne Legacy." In the fourth installment of the series, Matt Damon, aka Jason Bourne, is out and Jeremy Renner is in. He's part of the same elite agency as Bourne, and as you might expect, ends up on the run. Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz co-star.
The Reel Deal: Matt who? Damon what? The material is overly familiar but Jeremy Renner adds a whole new dimension to the spy franchise and I like it. I'm in.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are slinging mud and stumping for laughs in "The Campaign." Ferrell plays incumbent Congressman Cam Brady who's fighting for his North Carolina seat after a major gaffe. Enter opponent Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis, who is thrust into the race thanks to the financing of some wealthy scheming CEOs.
The Reel Deal: A political satire that hits a lot of hot buttons, you have to be up for Farrell's "special" brand of humor, but if you are, "The Campaign" wins by a landslide. I'm in.
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