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Where the Heart Is (2000)

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A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Director:

Matt Williams

Writers:

Lowell Ganz (screenplay), Babaloo Mandel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Novalee Nation
Ashley Judd ... Lexie Coop
Stockard Channing ... Sister Husband
Joan Cusack ... Ruth Meyers
James Frain ... Forney Hull
Dylan Bruno ... Willy Jack Pickens
Sue McCormick Sue McCormick ... Cake Supplier
Keith David ... Moses Whitecotten
Ray Prewitt Ray Prewitt ... Tim
Laura House Laura House ... Nicki
Karey Green Karey Green ... Rhonda
Mary Ashleigh Green Mary Ashleigh Green ... Girl in Bathroom
Kinna McInroe ... Wal-Mart Clerk
Laura Auldridge Laura Auldridge ... Wal-Mart Assistant Manager
Alicia Godwin Alicia Godwin ... Jolene
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Storyline

Novalee Nation is a pregnant 17-year-old from Tennessee heading to California with her boyfriend Willie Jack, but is abandoned by him at a Wal-Mart store in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Novalee has no job, no skills and only $5.55 in her pocket, so she secretly lives in the Wal-Mart until her daughter Americus is born six weeks later. Novalee decides to raise her daughter and rebuild her life in Sequoyah, with the help of eccentric but kind strangers. Based on the best-selling novel by Billie Letts. Written by Stephen Hughes

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Taglines:

Laughter is harder... Friendship is stronger... Trust is deeper... When it comes from the heart. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where the Heart Is See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,292,939, 30 April 2000

Gross USA:

$33,772,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,863,718
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Novalee's unlucky number in the film is 5, the novel's Novalee has an unlucky number of 7. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film Forney leaves his group of friends to run toward Novalee. The group of friends moves to the left in the next scene when Forney and Novalee are talking. See more »

Quotes

Lexie Coop: [driving up to the curb] Hi! Sorry honey but I made it.
Novalee Nation: Was it a big inconvenience?
Lexie Coop: Novalee, I have 5 children. Everything is an inconvenience. Mind if I drive real slow on the way home? I'd like to pretend it's a vacation.
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Connections

Spoofs Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Grow Young with You
Written by Hillary Lindsey and Austin Cunningham
Performed by Coley McCabe, with special guest Andy Griggs
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User Reviews

Where is the brain?
30 September 2000 | by aslpoonSee all my reviews

I watched this one on tape last night with my wife, who is definitely a 'chick flick' person, and we both disliked it. The story is so unreal that it's insulting. I wonder what all the hard struggling single parents who saw this film thought about it. Nobody seemed to have to worry about putting bread on the table in this movie, and, according to it, finding Mr. Right is the purpose of a woman's existence. The harder Portman and Judd tried to act, the more it showed their lack of talent. Portman's fake southern accent sounded like finger nails scratching on a chalkboard, as did Judd's crying. Being the pig that I am, I like sweet Natalie, but my prediction is that she'll become Brooke Shields II - pretty face, no talent, lots of hype. I truly hope I'm wrong.


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