Where the Heart Is (2000)
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as Novalee Nation
as Lexie Coop
as Mama Lil
as Thelma `Sister' Husband
as Ruth Meyers
as Forney Hall
as Americus Nation
as Moses Whitecotten
as Willy Jack Pickens
as Girl in Bathroom
as Wal-Mart Clerk
as Mr. Sprock
as Wal-Mart Assistant Manager
as Mary Elizabeth Hull
as Angela Ortiz
as Rosanna Ortiz
as Johnny Desoto
as Mrs. Ortiz
as Officer Harry
as Hospital Receptionist
as Religious Man
as Religious Woman
as Policeman No. 2
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Not possessing much in the way of a character arc, saints are boring to watch and impossible to act.
The scenes feel forced, producing episodic plotting and calling attention to the characters' superficiality.
A veritable ventricular chamber orchestra of emotional manipulations and easy virtues.
Where the Heart Is has a screenplay like that, zigging and zagging and wildly careening from one melodramatic development to the next.
Portman ... is remarkably persuasive as the unschooled Novalee.
Audience Reviews for Where the Heart Is
I was close to selling this DVD, but then decided to give it one last gander before goodbye. I'm glad I did cuz this is really quite a sweet movie about redemption and the kindness of strangers. It's Classic Natalie. She's a bit vegan and weird now, but in her salad days (ironic?), she could really bare her heart in her performances. I also dig James Frain (Villefort from "The Count of Monte Cristo) as the lovelorn Forney.
A feel-good movie where a pretty young pregnant girl (Natalie Portman) gets left at a Walmart in Oklahoma. During the movie, Natalie has to figure out how to have her baby, establish a support network and find a loving partner.
An all time favourite - still as good 11 years later as the first time I watched it. This really is the ultimate girl movie - good story to it and great cast. This is one of those rare movies where the movie is better than the book. After seeing this, i got it, and I was really bored by it. This movie really bought the story to life and the people they chose to play the characters are perfect. The only thing that constantly bugs me is the artwork - why has Ashley Judd got dark hair when she is blonde in this!!!
Where the Heart Is Quotes
|Lexie Coop:||Now the current one, he's prefect.|
|Novalee Nation:||Why's that ?|
|Novalee Nation:||Why's that?|
|Lexie Coop:||Cause he's sterile as a cottonball.|
|Willy Jack Pickens:||Why does anyone lie? Because we're scared? Or crazy? Or just mean?... There's a million reasons why a person lies... But sometimes, you tell a lie so big... that it changes your whole life... Lie's so big... it makes you think...|
|Forney Hall:||Do you love me?|
|Novalee Nation:||You are the best friend that I've ever had.|
|Forney Hall:||Just answer me.|
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