Up first we have the Most Surprising Movies of the year. These five movies delivered the greatest positive variance between what was expected and what was delivered. The ones you didn’t see comin’… the biggest surprises of the year.
Click through to see the nominees for Most Surprising Movie of 2012!
“Hope Springs” is a sexagenarian romance/sex comedy starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as an elderly couple who seek counseling in order to resurrect their stagnant marriage. They travel across the country to visit a renowned author and counselor (played by Steve Carell), and begin the arduous process of working out their intimacy issues.
It’s as awkward as it sounds, but it’s also very comical. In the hands of these three talented individuals, “Hope Springs” winds up a very funny, romantic and well done movie.
“The Iron Lady” stars Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Her performance has been getting a lot of Oscar buzz, and in my attempt to be a well-educated blogger heading into my first Oscar season blogging, I wanted to check it out.
Heading in, the question nagging at me had been – if Streep’s performance is so good, annnnnd she’s the central character of the movie, she’s the playing person the biopic is focused on – then why isn’t the movie itself getting any buzz?