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A lighthearted drama about finding your place in the world under the most unlikely circumstances, WHERE THE HEART IS stars Natalie Portman as Novalee Nation, a pregnant young girl who is running away to California with her boyfriend, an aspiring country singer. When he abandons her at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart, Novalee has no choice but to stay behind. She lives in the Wal-Mart until the baby comes, and the resulting birth turns her into a celebrity. As the years go by, Novalee continues to live in the small town, and eventually finds herself falling in love with the kindhearted local librarian.
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CastSally Field
DirectorMatt Williams
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (April 21, 2009)
Runtime:  2hr 0min
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review by . May 13, 2000
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Pros: chick flick, uplifting, good acting, nice cinematography     Cons: chick flick, silly numerology, one out-of-place scene, predictable     I am one of the first to complain that a movie or song is "too sappy" or "cheesy." So, I wasn't expecting to like, "Where the Heart Is" since it was branded "a chick flick." The movie WAS a chick flick (I wouldn't recommend it for young men) but it was original and heart-warming.   …
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