Hope Floats

Synopsis: Birdee Calvert-Pruitt is back in her hometown of Smithville, Texas, after discovering that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, Connie. The entire town knows what happened to flawless beauty Birdee since Connie let her know about the affair on a national talk show. Back in town, she's dealing with catty old friends and acquaintances from high school who can't help rubbing it in her face that she isn't as perfect as she thought while still trying to get back on her feet with her daughter, Bernice. Deeply depressed, she runs into an old friend, Justin Matisse, who tries to help her through, but is still in love with her. Birdee must make a new life for her and her daughter, but will Justin be able to be part of it?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Forest Whitaker
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  3 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min


Welcome to The Toni Post Show.

I am your host, Toni Post. l love life.

I love life. I love life.

I love my job.

You know why l love my job?

I get to wake up each morning

and spend it with you.

That's right. That's right.

And I mean that.

We're talking about real things,

about real people.

We're gonna get down and get dirty.

That makes a difference.

All right. Let's start with our first guest.

Connie Phillips from Chicago, Illinois.


We want to ask you first...

...how do you feel about this friend

we've heard so much about?

Well, I'd walk through fire for her.

She's not just a friend,

she's my best friend, you know?

Your best friend. Right.

And tell me, how long have you

been having sex with her husband?

A little over a year now.

He doesn't love her. He loves me.

Does she know why she's gonna

appear on our show today?

She thinks she's here for a makeover.

- Ouch.

- Ha, ha, ha!

Ouch. That's gotta hurt.

You know, I'm sure we're all

wondering here...

...why you chose to reveal this to her,

your friend, on national television.

Because I want her to hear

my point of view.

I really want her to hear me, you know?

Fair enough. Let's bring her out.

Let's bring out your friend, Birdee.

Come on. Give Birdee a big hand.

There you are, Birdee.

So tell us, how do you feel?

I'm perfectly delightful, thank you.


Birdee, do you recognize the voice

of the person sitting next to you?

Hi, Birdee.

Connie? My best friend, Connie?

Absolutely correct.

Go ahead and take off your blindfold.

Don't do it!

Oh, my God.



Birdee, Connie is your best friend?

She's my best friend.

And she told us

that she loves you very much.

Yeah. l love you too.

The last thing that she wants

to do is to hurt you in any way.



...Billy and l are having an affair.

He doesn't love you anymore.

He wants to marry me.


Connie wants you to know that

your friendship is very important to her...

...and she loves you very much, Birdee.

Have you been sleeping with him?

Well, yeah.

Actually, Connie told us that she

had sex with your husband, Bill...

...in your home on your living room floor.

I want to hear what Bill has to say.

How about you?

You want to hear from Bill? All right.

Let's bring Bill in.

Come on in, Bill. Join us, won't you?

That's right.

Come on, come on, come on.

Bill, thank you for appearing

on The Toni Post Show.

Thank you, ma'am.

Go ahead and take off your blindfold, Bill.


...are you having an affair

with your wife's best friend?

Yes, ma'am.

All right. That's it.

We've gotta take a break.

We're gonna be back with more sizzle

on The Toni Post Show.

You join us, now.

Bernice, did you get my suitcase in the car?


Yeah, Mama, we should be there

a few days.

Well, if it's not an inconvenience.


All right.

Me too. Bye-bye.

Don't look back, sweetheart.

It's bad luck.

Turn around.

Put on your seat belt.

Take the wheel.

Bernice, don't be a baby.

Just take the wheel.

Come on.

Come here.

Okay. Thank you.

Here we go.

"Dear Princess, l know you're

confused now and l don't blame you.

I want you to know

none of this is your fault.

This is between your mom and me.

Not a day will go by when I won't think

about you and wish you were with me.

I love you, honey. Be nice to your mom.

All my heart, Daddy."

Baby, baby

I'm aware of where you go

Each time you leave my door

I watch you walk down the street

Knowing your other love

You're gonna meet

This time before you run to her

Leaving me alone and hurt

Think it over

Haven't I been good to you?

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Steven Rogers

Steven Rogers is an American screenwriter from Seattle, Washington. Rogers has written the screenplays for a number of films, including Hope Floats (1998), Stepmom (1998), Kate & Leopold (2001), P.S. I Love You (2007) and Love the Coopers (2015). more…

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