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Where the Heart Is Reviews

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December 29, 2010
A chick flick that's as yummy as eating bon-bons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2005
... a great big ol' commercial for the Wal-Mart
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 2, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2003
...enjoyable enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2003
Not possessing much in the way of a character arc, saints are boring to watch and impossible to act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2002
This is as irritating as chick flicks come and it's a real disappointment since Portman's talents are totally wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 2, 2002
Unfortunately, the spirited performances (notably Stockard Channing as the benevolent Sister Husband) buckle under the weight of the implausibly overloaded script.
November 6, 2002
The scenes feel forced, producing episodic plotting and calling attention to the characters' superficiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 15, 2002
Terrific, grounded performances by Natalie Portman as Novalee and Ms. Judd as Lexie are the saving graces of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 4, 2002
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 | Original Score: C+
May 25, 2002
Where the heart is trató de abarcar mucho y dar un mensaje demasiado moralista. Pero indudablemente Natalie brilla.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
April 20, 2002
The film appears to be one big advertisement for the giant department store Wal-Mart and its trailer park clientele.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 13, 2002
Reveals what complex blunderers we all are. Luckily, we are often blessed with friends who help us pick up the pieces.
September 16, 2001
Love, loss, and family. Bring tissues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2001
So much plot is crammed in, it's like a feature-length soap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 19, 2001
Deceptively hidden beneath the jokes and the novel premise is a surprisingly convincing view of modern community.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Astonishingly shameless melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers have crafted a motion picture that should appeal to members of both sexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Crappy writing and overall shoddy construction.
January 1, 2000
Where the Heart Is has a screenplay like that, zigging and zagging and wildly careening from one melodramatic development to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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