Where the Heart Is - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Where the Heart Is Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Perfunctory and strangely soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Full of poorly written Hollywood tripe, a coming-of-age story in which yeah, the main character gets older, but she doesn't learn anything.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
This is a special.
January 1, 2000
This movie is worth seeing just to watch five of the finest actresses in movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Where the Heart Is celebrates motherhood as vocation, inspiration, and destination.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Where the Heart Is collapses under its own codependent weight of taking on too much at once.
January 1, 2000
A consistently enticing performance by Natalie Portman.
January 1, 2000
Grand Guignol-on- trailer-wheels horror show.
January 1, 2000
Where the Heart Is is a soap-opera trash compactor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
In the hands of TV director Matt Williams ... it's a choppy mess that belongs on the street corner Monday morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
One of the most uneven pictures I've seen this year.
January 1, 2000
If we could just strip away the plot, Where the Heart Is would be a delightful film. As it is, wait for video.
January 1, 2000
One-stop shopping for your emotional movie needs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Carries the rank stink of hokum, and nasty hokum to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Heart definitely lacks much of the earthy lyricism it's obviously striving for.
January 1, 2000
Has enough humor and polish to gull you into enjoying its jest-folks fakery. But you may hate yourself in the morning.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Incredibly cluttered and messy tragi-comedy.
January 1, 2000
This film is terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
The movie isn't all that much -- it's too cloyingly ramshackle -- but Portman isn't playing down to her character this time around.
January 1, 2000
A generic, below-par chick flick.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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