Role: Justin Matisse
Director: Forest Whitaker
Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) seems to have it all. She's been married for years to her handsome high school sweetheart, and has a brilliant, sensitive child. But when her picture perfect life comes crashing down around her, Birdee must start over. With no place else to turn, the former beauty queen, along with daughter Bernice (Mae Whitman,) heads back home…to Smithville, Texas. There Birdee's life becomes even more complicated, as she tries to deal with a mother (Gena Rowlands) she must really get to know for the first time, a daughter who desperately misses her father, and the prospect of a new romance. But as Birdee undertakes her emotionally charged journey, she begins to find the strength to reclaim her life, rediscover her family and return to something she had almost given up on…hope.