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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Birdee Pruitt
... Justin Matisse
... Ramona Calvert
... Bernice Pruitt
... Bill Pruitt
... Travis
... Toni Post
... Nurse
... Bobbi-Claire
... Teacher
Sydney Berry ... Orange Julia
... Big Dolores (as Rachel Lena Snow)
Christina Stojanovich ... Kristen
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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29 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vientos de esperanza  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,210,464, 31 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,053,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,471,882
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

At the funeral (which appears to be a Catholic service), there's a closing liturgical dialogue in which the priest says "God be with you" and the people respond "And also with you." This is incorrect--the priest should have said "The Lord be with you." See more »

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Justin Matisse: Why don't you go down and get dressed? You gotta feel depressed looking like that.
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Referenced in Hope & Faith: Hope's Float (2006) See more »

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I Can't Get Next to You
Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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I love this movie.
15 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie touched me more personally than any other movie ever. The down home country feeling just screams America and what woman hasn't been in Birdie's shoes. Heck... what woman isn't looking for their Justin? This movie has it all... love and pain... laughter and tears. It's perfect. The beauty of the country along with the small town family atmosphere makes this pure. I know I also love the humor. Bernice is the best! She has heart and knows what she wants. The fact that she can tell Justin how it is impresses me and empowers me. The music is some of the most beautiful music I've heard and it just makes this experience all the more perfect for me! I love it and recommend it to any woman who has ever been hurt and survived. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express my opinion.


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