As long-married spouses taking part in a couple’s therapy workshop, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones work overtime to bring a sense of urgency to this big-screen self-help book. Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and screenwriter Vanessa Taylor take a grown-up view of both therapy and post-middle-age sexuality (there are no cheap jokes about erectile dysfunction), and the movie (2012) argues genially that anyone might benefit from a good talking cure. Yet these modest virtues are buried under such hard-sell devices as a manipulative muzak score and sitcom-style close-ups that disrupt the narrative momentum. With Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, and lots of product placement.