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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,210,464 (USA) (29 May 1998)

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£612,606 (UK) (20 November 1998)
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The film was choreographed by Patsy Swayze. See more »

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During the scene when Hathaway and Phillips are rapping while sitting on their bed. A cast light appears on the door where the boom microphone silhouette raises in to view. See more »

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Bernice Pruitt: Mom, are you gonna marry Justin Matisse?
Birdee Pruitt: Oh, honey, I'm not planning on getting married again for along time. What, you don't like Justin?
Bernice Pruitt: No, it's not that. It's just that...
Birdee Pruitt: What is it? You can tell me.
Bernice Pruitt: I just don't want to be known as Bernice Matisse!
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References Sam and Friends (1955) See more »

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
from the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Words and Music by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster
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Slow paced love story with excellent child performance
15 February 1999 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

I actually liked this movie. Neither because of the slow development nor of the fair acting of Bullock/Connick Jr. The brilliant performance of Mae Whitman as Bernice made this whole movie worthwhile. I've never seen a child outperform her "co-stars" like that. She sure would deserve the Academy Award for best supporting actress. So if you want to see a slow love story with a very good child performance (German magazine "cinema" wrote: "...she has the potential of Oscar winning Kathy Bates ("Misery")...") this is yours. If you are a fan of high paced action movies, don't bother to see this, you wouldn't like it anyway.


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