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Hope Floats (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  29 May 1998 (USA)
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Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.

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Birdee Calvert-Pruitt is back in her hometown of Smithville, Texas, after discovering that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, Connie. The entire town knows what happened to flawless beauty Birdee since Connie let her know about the affair on a national talk show. Back in town, she's dealing with catty old friends and acquaintances from high school who can't help rubbing it in her face that she isn't as perfect as she thought while still trying to get back on her feet with her daughter, Bernice. Deeply depressed, she runs into an old friend, Justin Matisse, who tries to help her through, but is still in love with her. Birdee must make a new life for her and her daughter, but will Justin be able to be part of it? Written by Sereniti <elena@japanupdate.com>

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When life fell apart, love fell into place.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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29 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£318,643 (UK) (13 November 1998)

Gross:

£612,606 (UK) (20 November 1998)
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At the beginning of the film, when Birdee and Bernice are leaving Chicago to stay with her mother in Texas, the two are driving on a freeway. They pass a bus with a billboard on the side advertising for the television show Birdie was just dumped on. The billboard reads: "Toni: She'll change your life!" See more »

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When the father leaves after the funeral, he is seen packing things into a green car. When Birdie pick up Bernice, the long shot shows a red car driving away in the distance. See more »

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Justin Matisse: Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.
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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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Too dramatic to be a romantic comedy, and that saves the film
8 October 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Hope Floats" is too dramatic to be a romantic comedy. It's more of a character drama about Birdee (Sandra Bullock) moving back home and the main story line being a romance with Harry Connick Jr.

Birdee, and the film, are very down-to-earth. Although she lived in Chicago, she's much more suited to the small-town life that she grew up in in Texas. They don't go for much of the obvious comedy of big-city girl versus small-town country girl. And that's a good thing.

The young daughter can get annoying, and the romantic comedy angle is transparent from the beginning. But the natural drama that Birdee goes through in trying to rebuild her life after a public divorce is done well enough that it makes "Hope Floats" worth watching.


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