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Hope Floats|Sandra Bullock
Hope Floats
Sandra Bullock
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Overview

Birdee (Sandra Bullock) is an unassuming housewife whose life is disrupted when her husband (Michael Pare) reveals his infidelity to her on a Jerry Springer-style talk show. She goes home to her mother and the small town in which she grew up--where, of course, everyone knows about her televised marital collapse. Things only get worse as a family tragedy brings her ex-husband back for an official divorce. Meanwhile an old friend, Justin (Harry Connick Jr.), has entered her life, sparking a romance. While Justin's intentions are good, Birdee struggles with the decision to let him fully into her life. This 1998 sleeper was a pet project of leading actress Bullock and became a surprise hit, touching the hearts of its viewers.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Forest Whitaker - Director
Sandra Bullock
Harry Connick Jr.
Gena Rowlands
Mae Whitman
Michael Pare
Kathy Najimy

 

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (New Box Art)
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543058199
  • Genre: Romance
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (thematic elements)
  • Release Date: October 1998

Reviews:
"...A clutch of gemlike performances....[Whitaker] directs with sensitive, artful touches...and Caleb Deschanel's camerawork is pure poetry..." - 05/29/1998 USA Today, p.4E


"...Ms. Bullock makes Birdee very sympathetic and gives her a becoming humility..." - 05/29/1998 New York Times, p.E12


"...Painfully honest moments....Bullock stretches her acting muscles..." - 05/01/1998 Premiere, p.24


"...The formidable actor Forest Whitaker sensitively directs a sterling cast....HOPE FLOATS gives good value, starting with Bullock's and Rowland's knockout performances..." - 05/29/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C1