• PG-13, 2 hr.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Matt Williams
    In Theaters:
    Apr 28, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 26, 2000
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Where the Heart Is Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A chick flick that's as yummy as eating bon-bons.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a great big ol' commercial for the Wal-Mart

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: C-

January 29, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

The script, based on a novel by Billie Lett, is sprinkled with phrases meant to be poignant and funny, but sound like repackaged cliches.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 2/4

July 2, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...enjoyable enough.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 1, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Not possessing much in the way of a character arc, saints are boring to watch and impossible to act.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2003
Chris Gore
Film Threat

This is as irritating as chick flicks come and it's a real disappointment since Portman's talents are totally wasted.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 8, 2002
Kay Dickinson
Sight and Sound

Unfortunately, the spirited performances (notably Stockard Channing as the benevolent Sister Husband) buckle under the weight of the implausibly overloaded script.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The scenes feel forced, producing episodic plotting and calling attention to the characters' superficiality.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Terrific, grounded performances by Natalie Portman as Novalee and Ms. Judd as Lexie are the saving graces of the movie.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A rambling but rich examination of both the human spirit and the oft-undiscussed need for a greater community that each of us can plug into.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C+

September 4, 2002
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

Where the heart is trató de abarcar mucho y dar un mensaje demasiado moralista. Pero indudablemente Natalie brilla.

| Original Score: 7.5/10

May 25, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film appears to be one big advertisement for the giant department store Wal-Mart and its trailer park clientele.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

April 20, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Reveals what complex blunderers we all are. Luckily, we are often blessed with friends who help us pick up the pieces.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 13, 2002
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Love, loss, and family. Bring tissues.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 16, 2001
George Perry
BBC.com

So much plot is crammed in, it's like a feature-length soap.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 17, 2001
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Deceptively hidden beneath the jokes and the novel premise is a surprisingly convincing view of modern community.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: B

March 19, 2001
Randall King
Winnipeg Sun

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel apparently couldn't resist dressing the movie up like a Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake with lots of precious, cutesy comic touches.

January 1, 2000
George Meyer
Orlando Weekly

In taking cheap shots at those of us who don't live in Manhattan, Williams and company undermine the real strengths of their movie.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

January 1, 2000
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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A swamp of clichés, contrivances, and cheap ham-and-cheese hero sentimentality.

January 1, 2000
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

The movie is sweet-natured enough, but when its litany of tragedies demands a tougher tone, the script ... fails to deliver the much-needed veracity.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

January 1, 2000
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