Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    A dreadfully dull, completely conventional story of a young wife's recuperation from being unceremoniously dumped, this is a by-the-numbers bit of emotional calculation without a single fresh, original or offbeat move in its system, apart from a nifty opening sequence.
  2. 30
    If there's one thing more heartbreaking than a crying child, it's a crying child wearing thick glasses, an image exploited numerous times throughout the course of the dull, uninvolving, tissue-thin Hope Floats.
  3. Floats is corny and false, with a script by Steven Rogers that's almost 100 percent artificial sweetener.
  4. 20
    Hope Floats comes lumbering along, scourging all in its path with saccharine sentimentality and bogus emotions.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. HarleyF.
    Nov 12, 2007
    Me and my family loved the movie they did a great job.