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Hope Floats (1998)

Director: Forest Whitaker     Starring: Harry Connick Sandra Bullock
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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40175731
UPC: 024543058199
UPC 14: 00024543058199
Category Keywords: Romance  Small Towns  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A young woman whose life is shattered when her cheating husband reveals his infidelity on a national TV talk show. Devastated, and with few choices, she heads home to her mother and the small town she left behind, only to rediscover herself and learn it's never too late to give lover another chance.

"[The] movie is sweet, sentimental...  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
"A feel good movie you can feel good about liking.  People Magazine
"Filled with humorous and moving moments that touch the heart.  Associated Press

Editor's Note
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.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, Subtitled
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/13/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 114 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1998
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2258772
Video UPC UPC: 00024543058199
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1/4:3
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Gena Rowlands
Video Cast Info Harry Connick, Jr.
Video Cast Info Mae Whitman
Video Cast Info Sandra Bullock
Video Cast Info Caleb Deschanel - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Susie DeSanto - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker - Director
Video Cast Info Richard Chew - Editor
Video Cast Info Dave Grusin - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Sandra Bullock, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Larry Fulton - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Steven Rogers - Screenplay

Awards


ALMA Awards (1999)
   Video Award Name The Mavericks, Nominee, Outstanding Performance Of A Song For A Feature Film "All I Get"

Black Film Award (1999)
   Video Award Name Forest Whitaker, Nominee, Best Director

Young Artist Awards (1999)
Video Award Name Mae Whitman, Winner, Best Performance In A Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten Or Under
   Video Award Name Cameron Finley, Nominee, Best Performance In A Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten Or Under

Professional Reviews

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

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

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

Los Angeles Times
"...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 p.C1

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Bullock,Sandra
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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