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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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. (Read more Sandra Bullock