Ok, call me a cheesedog, but this is one of my favorite movies. They just ran it on CMT and I tivoed it.

Hope Floats is the story of a woman and her daughter regaining their strength and getting their life back after the father/husband leaves for the woman’s best friend. It is a tear jerker I warn you, but the message of hope and moving on is a great one. I think the little girl and her attachment to her estranged father resonates with me and I identify with her pain as her father abandons her. I also relate to relationship between the mother and grandmother and their recovery from the pain from childhood.

The small town in Texas is also very alluring. Being from a small town, there is a part of me that longs for that small town environment and the simpler life that goes along with it.

Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr are excellent in this film and I would highly recommend it.

Grab your tissues and warm cup of tea and escape for a little while into this lovely film.