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Hope Floats House(drama, romance) 1998

Humiliated on national television when her best friend and her husband, Bill, admit they are in love and having an affair, Birdee Pruitt moves back to her hometown of Smithville, Texas. Returning to her mother’s home is not easy. Her young daughter, Bernice, misses her father. Birdie finds that having been the most popular girl in high school – cheerleader who married the high school quarterback -- left a bitter feeling among many of her contemporaries. There is one man, Justin Matisse, who still has feelings for her after all of these years, but can Birdee put her recent past behind her and start a new life?


Sandra Bullock as Birdee Pruitt
Harry Connick Jr. as Justin Matisse
Gena Rowlands as Ramona Calvert, Birdee’s Mom
Mae Whitman as Bernice Pruitt, Birdee’s daughter
Michael Paré as Bill Pruitt, Birdee’s husband


Director: Forest Whitaker
Written by: Steven Rogers
Executive Producer: Sandra Bullock, Mary McLaglen
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Joan Hooper
Producer: Lynda Obst
Original Music: Dave Grusin
Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel
Film Editing: Richard Crew
Casting: Ronnie Yeskel


Smithville, TX; Cistern, TX; Austin, TX; La Grange, TX; Chicago, IL


1999 Lone Star Film & Television Awards
Best Actress – Sandra Bullock
Best Supporting Actress – Gena Rowlands
1999 Young Artist Awards
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under – Mae Whitman
7 Nominations



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