A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
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
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 »
When Birdie goes to the school to drop off Bernice's lunch, Chris (the school employee) alternates between facing Birdie and facing Bernice between shots. See more »
Uh, anything interesting come in while I was at lunch?
[walks to the photo processer, grabs a handful of ruined pictures]
Oh, oh, no! Look at these!
[hands them to her]
No, what is wrong with this stupid machine?
[going through the pictures]
God I'm telling you, I...
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Hope Floats, but bratty kid tries to sink Bullock.
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Most everything is fine with this movie with the exception it is too long and belongs on television. Bullock has proven herself a diversified actress mastering comedy, action, and drama without much effort to change her screen persona. That is true star power. Bullock has also proven herself a worthy producer having out done the similar plotted Robert Redford/Disney sure fire hit "The Horse Whisperer" with a much better film (without all the hype), and a smaller budget. Dramas I suppose are suppose to be without car chases, crude jokes, and other "crowd pleasers" so if you are into romances this should make for a nice video rental (plenty of opportunities to take a break with a video). The big debit in this film is the character of Sandra Bullock's daughter. Her constant behavior over her jerk of a dad gets to you so much you just want to slap the little brat. Can any child be that stupid? Why the writers and producers shaped the character that way I don't understand, it's so over the top and the points made could have been done in a very subtle way without her being so oblivious to the pain her mother is going through. It really ruined the movie for me. The little brat.
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