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
In this film, we see Novalee carrying a buckeye tree. In her first film, The Professional, she carried around Leon's potted plant, a Chinese evergreen. See more »
When Lexie is picking up Novalee on her return from Santa Fe in front of the Stop-N-Shop grocery store, the sign at the top of the store says, "Soda - Wine - Beer - Cigarettes". In Oklahoma, wine can only sold in liquor stores. It can't be sold in grocery stores. See more »
This is one of those movies where you feel "all is right with the world" when it's over. It is inspirational - in the midst of the violence and profanity that occurs in life, it reminds you that there are still good, honest and decent people. I admire the fact that a wonderful movie was created without nudity, very little violence or excess profanity (were there 4-letter words in the movie?). I admit, it's somewhat of a fantasy that good things happen only to good people and bad things to bad people - but it makes you feel good about the outcome all the same.
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