Where the Heart Is

Laughter is harder... Friendship is stronger... Trust is deeper... When it comes from the heart.

Where the Heart Is (2000)


Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, some eccentric, kindly strangers "adopt" Novalee and her infant daughter, helping them buck the odds and build a new life.

Director: Matt Williams
Writer: Lowell Ganz

Where the Heart Is Vodly
Vodly Score: 7/10 from 365 votes
Release Date: 2000-04-27
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Budget: $15,000,000
Revenue: $33,771,174
Production Companies : Wind Dancer Films, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America


Natalie Portman
as Novalee Nation
Ashley Judd
as Lexie Coop
Stockard Channing
as Thelma 'Sister' Husband
Joan Cusack
as Ruth Meyers
Sally Field
as Mama Lil
James Frain
as Forney Hull
Dylan Bruno
as Willy Jack Pickens
Keith David
as Moses Whitecotten
Ray Prewitt
as Tim
Laura House
as Nicki
Mary Ashleigh Green
as Girl in Bathroom
Kinna McInroe
as Wal-Mart Clerk
Linda Wakeman
as Hospital Receptionist
David Alvarado
as Cellmate
Mark Voges
as Religious Man
Todd Lowe
as Troy
Margaret Hoard
as Mary Elizabeth Hull
Rodger Boyce
as Officer Harry
Gabriel Folse
as Policeman #2
Sue McCormick
as Cake Supplier
Karey Green
as Rhonda
Laura Auldridge
as Wal-Mart Assistant Manager
Alicia Godwin
as Jolene
Dennis Letts
as Sheriff
Richard Jones
as Mr. Sprock
Kathryn Esquivel
as Mrs. Ortiz
Mark Mathis
as Reporter
J.D. Evermore
as Orderly
Angee Hughes
as Religious Woman
Mackenzie Fitzgerald
as Americus Nation
Nataly Peña
as Angela Ortiz
Yvette Diaz
as Rosanna Ortiz
T.J. McFarland
as Ray
Richard Nance
as Johnny DeSoto
Tony Mann
as M.C. of Banquet
John Swasey
as Jerry
Scarlett McAlister
as Kitty
Kylie Harmon
as Praline
Cody Linley
as Brownie
Bob Coonrod
as Ernie
Heather Kafka
as Delphia
Angelina Fiordellisi
as Nurse
Cheyenne Rushing
as Co-Ed
Deborah Abbott
as Bar Girl
Alecia Batson
as Girl in Bar / Girl on the Street
Stacy Bellew
as Wal-Mart Girl
Jeff Cooper
as Nightclub Customer / Pedestrian
Rebecca Davis
as Photo Finalist
Lisa Del Dotto
as Wedding Guest
Jeremy Denzlinger
as Reporter
Dan Eggleston
as Truck Driver
Adrian Garza
as Young Brownie
Jim Henry
as Bar Room Fighter
Molly Howe
as Lynne
R.C. Keene
as Walmart Customer
K. Todd Lytle
as Customer at Gas Station
Erica Mincks
as Miss Sequoyah
Trevor Doyle Nelson
as Partygoer
Bobby Shue
as Wal-Mart Customer
Cassandra L. Small
as Birthday Party Guest / Wedding Guest
Russell Towery
as Bass Player
Chris Warner
as Wal-Mart Employee
Gena West
as Hospital Visitor
Jerry Wu
as Bar Patron
Jason C. Young
as Professor


Directing Matt Williams Director
Writing Billie Letts Novel
Sound Mason Daring Original Music Composer
Writing Lowell Ganz Screenplay
Editing Ian Crafford Editor
Camera Richard Greatrex Director of Photography

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