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
This movie represents Forrest Whitaker's third film as a director. See more »
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 »
You look... beautiful. Same old Birdee.
Same old Dot.
You have no idea who I am, do you?
No. Ha, ha, sorry.
That's all right. When I knew you I was about seven inches shorter and 70 pounds heavier. We didn't exactly eat at the same lunch table.
Is that right?
Yeah... Nobody's called me that in a long time.
You look fantastic!
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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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