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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Floats is corny and false, with a script by Steven Rogers that's almost 100 percent artificial sweetener. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    The ordinariness of the material gives way to the winning personalities of the stars. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This is a frustrating film that takes its cutesy title way too literally. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A turgid melodrama with the emotional range of a sympathy card. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story is slow and corny, but Whitaker gives commendable dignity to his everyday characters, and the acting is emotionally strong as long as the male romantic interest (Connick) isn't around. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An insipid, stillborn drama that drags its viewers through a ghetto of despair before finally, unexpectedly plopping them down in the midst of a happy ending. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Director Forest Whitaker, who appears to have been typed as a female-friendly director in the wake of "Waitinh to Exhale's" runaway success, drags out the already painfully slow proceedings with syrupy dissolves, slo-mo sequences and redundant flashbacks, underscoring it all with an intrusively obvious country soundtrack that matches lyrics to emotions with cringe-inducing exactness. show more

  • 40
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Hope may float, but this bore flounders beyond salvaging. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Hope doesn't float in this film so much as it rises to the surface and then stagnates. show more

  • 42
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The pond is so shallow in this wan romance that there's no room for anything to float. show more

  • November 18, 2009 CarolFPsych
    Report This User

    Totally enjoyable, great cast, good story. Loved every minute...

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