Hope Floats (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Rosanna Arquette Connie
Sandra Bullock Birdee Pruitt
Bill Cobbs Nurse
Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr. Justin Matisse
Cameron Finley Travis
Kathy Najimy Toni Post
Michael Paré Bill Pruitt
Connie Ray Bobbi-Claire
Gena Rowlands Ramona Calvert
Mae Whitman Bernice Pruitt
Movie Details
Genre Chick Flix; Romance
Director Forest Whitaker
Producer Lynda Obst
Writer Steven Rogers
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 114 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Actor/director Forest Whitaker (Waiting to Exhale) helmed this romantic drama about a one-time high-school beauty queen who returns to her hometown of Smithville, TX. The Steven Rogers screenplay begins in Chicago, where blonde Connie (Rosanna Arquette, uncredited) appears on a trashy daytime talk show and tells a nationwide TV audience about her affair with the husband of her best friend, Birdie Pruitt (Sandra Bullock). Walking into the ambush, Birdie is paraded forth for a public humiliation as Connie's claim is confirmed by husband Bill (Michael Paré). Birdie and her young daughter, Bernice (Mae Whitman), then move back to Texas to live with Birdie's eccentric mother, Ramona (Gena Rowlands), a taxidermist who has filled the house with stuffed animals. Since most of Smithville saw the TV show, embarrassment keeps Birdie sitting around the house in her pajamas; however, her moment of glory as the homecoming "Queen of Corn" has not been forgotten by handyman Justin Matisse (Harry Connick Jr.), the first guy who kissed her back in high school, so a romance soon begins. "Just give hope a chance to float up and it will," says Birdie. — Bhob Stewart
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 150
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 024543058199
Chapters 21
Release Date 11/3/1998
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Interactive Menus
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Original Theatrical Trailer