Reviewed By Hannah Phillips:
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones come together in this comedy –drama about love life and marriage Kay played by Streep is the dutiful wife who still desires intimacy and love form Arnold played by Lee Jones who is far to engrossed in golf to notice this his wife is yearning for his affection and admiration of her. To make matter worse their rooms are at opposite ends of the house! There 31 year old marriage is so close to falling apart that neither one of them can see that breaking point is just around the corner! Kay is not ready to settle for a roommate style arrangement in her marriage and turns to a pop psychologist Dr. Bernie Feld (Steve Carell) for some “intensive couple’s therapy”. Arnold stubbornly refuses to go but relinquishes his pride realising Kay is not going to let go of this! Arnold is set in his ways and sees therapy as ridiculous and overpriced, in fact everything is overpriced! Arnold’s stubborn refusal to open up is soon overcome when he realises he could lose it all.
This adult comedy drama of love, life romance and marriage opens up the real life drama of the empty nest!