Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones aim to reignite the flame of a stale marriage in this heart-wrenching dramedy. Cay (Streep) finds herself lonely in her marriage and wonders if she’d feel less lonely if she was actually alone. The two find themselves in Maine at an intensive couples therapy center run by Dr. Feld (Steve Carell) who helps the couple realize the strengths in their relationship and how to build on the things they are lacking.
Brilliantly cast, Meryl Streep plays the most truthful maternal figure time and time again. Delivering a stellar performance, she brings the audience into Cay’s world of torment, sleeping in separate bedrooms and going through the same routine day after day. Tommy Lee Jones accurately portrays the aging male who falls into such an everyday habit that his wife’s growing sadness doesn’t even manage a blip on his radar. Although, this wasn’t quite my taste I found the two characters endearing. Displayed in true talent, Streep and Jones have the chemistry of an old married couple. Carell stars opposite the duo, masterfully creating… (click link above to continue reading)