I just went to see “Hope Springs.” Just in case you’ve been in a bomb shelter these last few weeks,and missed the media blitz, “Hope Springs” is Meryl Streep’s new movie. She and Tommy Lee Jones portray a long married couple whose marriage has lost its spark under the weight of the banality of everyday life and the pain of the many little bumps and bruises that combine to create signifcant wounds.
Is there something both frightening and ironic that while waiting for the lights to go down in the theatre, I could see at least two couples, each individual on separate cell phones, texting, tweeting, or surfing? These were not young couples (There were NO young couples at this movie.) No, these were our contemporaries. Is there a lesson in here for us?