One of the things that truly irks me are some people’s rapid willingness to typecast actors and actresses, and dump on them when they try something new. While it has to be said that Sandra Bullock does not avoid exploding buses, or have to hunt down any cryogenically frozen bad guys in this picture, “Hope Floats” is a better movie than most give it credit, and Ms. Bullock and the supporting cast put in fine performances of their own to make a very touching and poignant film. This page has hope floats 1998, watch online, hope floats 1998 free download, full movie hd.
Forest Whitaker (acting in such films as “Blown Away” and “Phenomenon” sits in the Director’s chair on this one and crafts a tale that deals with many different emotional themes, carried earnestly by sensitive and character revealing performances from his leading lady and the supporting cast. Filmxy has Hope Floats (1998) Online Full Movie, Hope Floats (1998) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle. Stars: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands
While it must be said that Ms. Bullock provides some very memorable scenes in this film (especially when drunk) the casting of Gena Rowlands, Harry Connick Jr, and Michael Pare provide more ballast with fine performances delivered from all. But the highlight for me in this film – young Mae Whitman and her performance as Ms. Bullock’s on-screen daughter. At the conclusion of one very moving scene near the end of the film I could only watch her and wonder at just how bright this young actress’ future will be.
So, if blood, bombs and action is your scene, then “Hope Floats” may not be your scene, but if you are into drama with solidly acted and well crafted characters by very fine actors, then “Hope Floats” is for you. It will leave you very satisfied that you took the time to see this very finely made and acted film.
Stars : Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands
Here's a tip for budding film makers: when making a film in the "character study" genre, make the characters interesting. This movie fails at this. This movie consists of dozens of mostly depressing scenes of which any given one usually has no connection to what precedes or what follows. It was a painful endeavor to sit through this movie waiting in vain for something - anything - to happen. A couple of times I found myself actually slapping my forehead at the inanity being presented. I managed to make it past the one-hour mark before I availed myself, mercifully, of an early exit. There was a lot of "acting" happening with the cast in this film; unfortunately, they hadnt much to work with.
User 2 Review:
The critics are right about Gloria Bell and the audience is wrong: The film is a minor masterpiece, with a riveting performance by Julianne Moore. No, dopes, it is not necessary for a movie to have a "plot that moves along," or characters that "achieve some enlightenment in the end" or, worse still, is "uplifting" or "inspiring?! Not too much happens in the film, but that's really the point - the character here is stuck in a pattern of boredom and lack of love.. and the profile that emerges is highly original and moving. It's a quiet film that requires patience, which is richly rewarded.
User 3 Review:
Yikes! A depressing string of cliches about a divorced woman whose kids are slowly detaching, who has a romance you care nothing about and which ends badly, twice. Bizarre moments that seem like plot twists - the crazy neighbor pounding on her door, never to be addressed - but no, there IS no plot. This film seems to think it's artsy, but the emperor's clothes come off and reveal that it's just boring, pointless, and pretentiously glum. It doesn't end with her "finding her voice;" rather, in the last scene she looks like she's losing her mind. Worst film i've seen in recent memory. I stayed to marvel at what a terrible movie it was, and I wasn't disappointed.
User 4 Review:
A huge hint when reading these audience reviews: If it's several paragraphs long, expounding on the "delights" of this movie, it was probably written by someone attached to the film. The filmmakers forgot to provoke us to care. There is no redemption here, no Hero's Journey. The story has no arc, and the characters don't learn anything. There is no whip-smart banter, no clever surprise. If you want to spend two hours of your life watching the same irritating, horrible choices made over and over again with no change, this is your movie. Professional reviewers look for various components that have nothing to do with actual entertainment, which is the only possible reason that their scores are so much higher. Trust the audience on this one. You don't just have a few outliers. The majority is telling the truth.