Hope Floats (1998)

“Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. ” – Birdee Pruitt

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After her husband breaks up their marriage on national TV, a young mother returns to her home town in order to start over.

My Take on it – Really boring Sandra Bullock vehicle.

None of the characters are very likable and they try and take the story in some strange directions.

The fact that they don’t even attempt to develop any of the characters on a deeper level also says so much about the story.

Bullocks has terrible chemistry with Connick, Jr. and that makes their love story aspect of the film somewhat obsolete or extraneous.

The supporting cast is also great and Gena Rowlands stands out as Bullock’s mother who tries to steer her back into the right direction.

The story moves along at a really slow pace and doesn’t find a way to stay enjoyable and engrossing for the viewer.

The best things about this movie is the music and despite playing numerous covers of the same song throughout the course of the movie and the credits, they work so well in giving a more romantic feeling atmosphere for the film.

This is all in spite of the fact that the story itself lacks many of those elements.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Two versions of the song “Make You Feel My Love” were used in this film. The first is by Garth Brooks, and the second is by Trisha Yearwood. The two recording artists married one another in 2005. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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