Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
When life fell apart, love fell into place.
Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old acquaintances who are thrilled to see Birdee unhappy -- except for her friend Justin. As he helps Birdee get back on her feet, love begins to blossom.
So does shit.
How adorable is Sandra Bullock?
Now, I'll be the first to say that her script choices can be oftentimes lame (<cough>Speed 2<cough>), but she really knows how to knock one out of the park.
"Hope Floats" is one of her best films (right up there with "Speed," "Gravity" and "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway"), a sweet, engaging little soap opera about a young woman who returns home to Texas after being ridiculed on a talk show. While trying to pick up the pieces of her life, she falls for a childhood friend, played by the charismatic Harry Connick, Jr.
Forest Whitaker sensitively directed this dramedy, and it's a professionally polished gem.
I should've bought this on Blu-Ray when I had the chance. I love everything about it, and how it reminds me of my mom and her family down in Mississippi.
My god this a long boring movie!!
I do not like Harry Conninck Jr. Too much of something. Walked out on him once on Broadway of all the places. Had seen this before, was nothing special then, so clearly not breathtaking now either.
After her marriage fails, Sandra Bullock finds love again when she moves back in with her mother (Gena Rowlands) in a small town in Texas.
I've always enjoyed this film; I used to live in the town where it takes place, so that's likely the reason why. It's a pleasant little movie.
this was like so depressing
a ordinary American country movie that i watched with my wife in the nineties
i remember it as a good old fashion movie when Sandra Bullock was already famous.
She's a go.od actress but not the best around.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I felt bad for Sandra Bullock. Not because her best friend was sleeping with her husband and decided to tell her on some talk show, but because the poor girl was depressed and just wanted to stay in bed and nobody would let her. And like Harry Connick Jr was sniffing her hair, but give the girl a chance to get over it! GAWD.
Other than that the movie was kind of boring. It broke my hear when Mae Whitman cried. That's pretty much all I've got.
When this movie came out, the commercials implied that it was going to be a romantic comedy. Good lord, was that misleading, but then again, I guess if the commercials made it seems utterly depressing, it probably wouldn't have helped ticket sales. It's fairly ironic that the title includes the word hope in it because this movie is completely devoid of it.
Ugh, what a terrible way to start the year. Something must have gone disasterously wrong in post-production because the end result is a film with no tonal consistency and few key scenes missing. Odd quirks are unexplained, comedy quickly (and roughly) shifts into overwrought melodrama, and much of the connective tissue seems to have been left on the cutting room floor. Plus, it may have the most redundant and pointless use of CGI I've ever seen. Based off of this film, I can safely assume Whitaker strengths lie in front of the camer, not behind it.
Not great, but a lot of charming performances elevates a very standard weeper.
(Almost) every film featured on the great film podcast Travis Bickle on the Riviera, hosted by Sean Witzke and Tucker…
drama/horror/thriller movies I love.