Sandra Could Get Good Break-Up Advice From... Herself
Thank goodness she played that one character in 'Hope Floats'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2010 1:05 PM CDT
Updated Mar 21, 2010 10:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sandra Bullock’s husband had an affair—allegedly—and the whole world knows about it. Luckily, someone in her past has gone through a similar situation and can offer some tried and true advice. That someone? Birdee Pruitt, of course, the main character in Hope Floats, played by, um, Sandra Bullock. Her four-step plan, outlined by Eleanor Barkhorn in The Atlantic:

  1. Return to your roots: As you can tell from the accents in the trailer at left, Birdee went home to Texas; Sandra should head to Arlington, Va.
  2. Pour your love into your daughter: Of course, Sandra doesn’t actually have a daughter, but she recently fought for custody of her cheating hubby’s daughter.

  1. Be prepared for people to cheer your failure: Birdee had to deal with jealous former classmates; Bullock, too, may discover that “Hollywood's sweetheart she may be, but everyone loves watching the most popular girl in school fall flat on her face.”
  2. If you run into a guy from your past, be nice: Harry Connick, Jr. eventually saves Birdee from a lifetime of loneliness, but only after she resists his wooing. “Bullock should skip the loyalty-to-her-husband bit when the next guy comes along.”
To make Bullock’s need for advice even more desperate, James was—reportedly—texting his alleged mistress as recently as March 14.