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Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | | 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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Forest Whitaker

Writer:

Steven Rogers
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Birdee Pruitt
Harry Connick Jr. ... Justin Matisse
Gena Rowlands ... Ramona Calvert
Mae Whitman ... Bernice Pruitt
Michael Paré ... Bill Pruitt
Cameron Finley ... Travis
Kathy Najimy ... Toni Post
Bill Cobbs ... Nurse
Connie Ray ... Bobbi-Claire
Mona Lee Fultz ... Teacher
Sydney Berry Sydney Berry ... Orange Julia
Rachel Snow ... Big Dolores (as Rachel Lena Snow)
Christina Stojanovich Christina Stojanovich ... Kristen
Alissa Alban Alissa Alban ... Debbie Reissen (as Allisa Alban)
Dee Hennigan Dee Hennigan ... Dot
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Birdie is working in the photo lab, she accidentally ruins a customer's pictures. She said she loaded the paper wrong. That wouldn't ruin the negatives. Negatives are processed film to expose an image, no paper is involved. See more »

Quotes

Bernice Pruitt: Is this where you were "cream of corn"?
Birdee Pruitt: "Queen of Corn," honey. Three years runnin'. A feat unsurpassed in the history of Smithville.
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Paper Wings
Written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Performed by Gillian Welch
Courtesy of Almo Sounds
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average drama
15 September 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This movie is a basic, down-to-earth drama. Sandra Bullock learns that her husband has been having an affair on an afternoon talk show, and she moves back home to Texas to start anew, and she finds new love while she's there. Not too bad, but it gets too slow and prodding at times, which is its only weakness. All in all, not too bad a movie. Just don't expect a classic, and you might like it.

** 1/2 out of ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,210,464, 31 May 1998

Gross USA:

$60,053,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,471,882
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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