Hope Floats ★★½ 1998 (PG-13)
Former small town Texas beauty queen Birdee Pruitt (Bullock) finds out her husband Bill (Pare) is having an affair with her best friend (Arquette) live on TV, thanks to a tabloid talk show expose. Completely humiliated, she takes her daughter Bernice (Whitman) and heads home to her own rather spaced-out mom Ramona (Rowlands). She's trying to gain some perspective on her life—and maybe, slowly, find a new love with the help of handsome cowpoke Justin (Connick Jr.) Movie is sweet, sentimental, obvious, and has an appealing cast and a happy ending. Perfect girlfriend fare. 114m/C VHS, DVD . Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman, Cameron Finley, Michael Pare, Rosanna Arquette, Kathy Najimy, Bill Cobbs; D: Forest Whitaker; W: Steven Rogers; C: Caleb Deschanel; M: Dave Grusin.