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Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 29 May 1998 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Vientos de esperanza  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$60,033,780 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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Gena Rowlands, Washington-Lee High Class of 1947, plays mother of Sandra Bullock, Washington-Lee High Class of 1982. See more »

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When Birdie and Justin are at the dance, the band takes a break and Birdie and Justin begin to dance by the juke box, but you can see the band performing on the stage in the background. See more »

Quotes

Ramona Calvert: Look at me. My life has no meaning or direction, and I'm happy.
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Chances Are
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger and Martina McBride
Produced by Don Was
Martina McBride appears courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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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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