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
Two versions of the song "Make You Feel My Love" were used in this film. The first is by Garth Brooks, and the second is by Trisha Yearwood. The two recording artists married one another in 2005. See more »
When Gena Rowlands' character drops the cup and saucer, the cup falls upside down, spilling all the tea. The cup then slides, upside down and completely empty, away from the edge of the bedside table, while the saucer falls to the floor. The next shot of the cup and saucer show the saucer on the floor and the cup, still containing tea, falling onto the saucer. See more »
Slow paced love story with excellent child performance
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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