Where The Heart Is

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  • PG-13
Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with supporting roles done by James Frain, Dylan Bruno, Keith David, and Sally Field. read more
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Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with supporting roles done by James Frain, Dylan Bruno, Keith David, and Sally Field. The screenplay, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, is based on the best-selling novel by Billie Letts. The film follows five years in the life of Novalee Nation, a pregnant 17-year-old, who is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in a small Oklahoma town. She secretly moves into the Wal-Mart store where she eventually gives birth to her baby, which attracts media attention. With the help of friends, she makes a new life for herself in the town.

Original Release

04/28/2000

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Cast

Natalie Portman Novalee Nation
Ashley Judd Lexie Coop
Stockard Channing Sister Husband
Joan Cusack Ruth Meyers
Sally Field Mama Lil
James Frain Forney Hull
Dylan Bruno Willy Jack Pickens
Keith David Moses Whitecotten
Ray Prewitt Tim
Laura House Nicki
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Matt Williams

Writers

Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Billie Letts

Cast

Natalie Portman Novalee Nation
Ashley Judd Lexie Coop
Stockard Channing Sister Husband
Joan Cusack Ruth Meyers
Sally Field Mama Lil
James Frain Forney Hull
Dylan Bruno Willy Jack Pickens
Keith David Moses Whitecotten
Ray Prewitt Tim
Laura House Nicki
Mary Ashleigh Green Girl in Bathroom
Kinna McInroe Wal-Mart Clerk
Richard Jones Mr. Sprock
Linda Wakeman Hospital Receptionist
David Alvarado Cellmate
Mark Voges Religious Man
Todd Lowe Troy
Margaret Hoard Mary Elizabeth Hull (as Margaret Ann Hoard)
Rodger Boyce Officer Harry
Gabriel Folse Policeman #2

Producers

Susan Cartsonis Executive Producer
Carmen Finestra Executive Producer
Gerrit Folsom Executive Producer
Rick Leed Executive Producer
Diane Minter Lewis Executive Producer
David McFadzean Executive Producer
Roz Weisberg Executive Producer
Patricia Whitcher Executive Producer
Matt Williams Executive Producer
David McFadzean Producer
Matt Williams Producer
Gerrit Folsom Producer
Carmen Finestra Producer
Susan Cartsonis Producer
Diane Minter Lewis Producer
Roz Weisberg Producer
Patricia Whitcher Producer

Editors

Ian Crafford

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