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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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 ... Dot
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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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Drama | Romance

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

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This movie represents Forrest Whitaker's third film as a director. See more »

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As Birdee hands her daughter the letter Bill wrote, Bernice has her seat belt on. As Bernice finishes reading the letter, she gets down on the car floor without unbuckling her seat belt. See more »

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Ramona Calvert: Mothers always love their daughters, even if they show it poorly.
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Cool Night
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Slow paced love story with excellent child performance
15 February 1999 | by eleven-29See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hope Floats See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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