Where the Heart Is Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Where the Heart Is the Movie

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Pregnant 17-year-old Novalee Nation (Portman) is on her way to California with her no-good boyfriend Willy Jack (Bruno), who abandons her at an Oklahoma WalMart. Without friends or funds, Novalee hides out in the store until she gives birth there. Suddenly a local celeb, Novalee finds shelter with eccentric Sister Husband (Channing) and becomes best pals with fecund single mom, Lexi (Judd). Novalee also gets a potential romance with shy librarian Forney (Frain). Superficially one-note sap and Portman seems miscast. Based on the novel by Billie Letts.


Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Pregnant Pauses, Single Parents, Female Bonding, Shops & Shopping, Libraries and Librarians, Twister!, Wedding Bells, Road Trip, Shutterbugs
Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, James Frain, Dylan Bruno, Joan Cusack, Keith David, Richard Jones, Sally Field
Richard Greatrex
Matt Williams
Mason Daring
20th Century-Fox

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