Where the Heart Is

Synopsis: Novalee Nation is a pregnant 17-year-old from Tennessee heading to California with her boyfriend Willie Jack, but is abandoned by him at a Wal-Mart store in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Novalee has no job, no skills and only $5.55 in her pocket, so she secretly lives in the Wal-Mart until her daughter Americus is born six weeks later. Novalee decides to raise her daughter and rebuild her life in Sequoyah, with the help of eccentric but kind strangers. Based on the best-selling novel by Billie Letts.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Matt Williams
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
30
Rotten Tomatoes:
35%
PG-13
Year:
2000
120 min
Website
388 Views


Here.

I'm here the first Friday

of every month, 12 to 6.

Take care.

And remember...

...give that baby a name

that means something.

I will, I promise.

ANNOUNCER:
Attention, Wal-Mart

shoppers. It is 9:00...

...and Wal-Mart is closing.

Please bring your final selections

to the checkout counters.

Wal-Mart will open again

at 9 a.m. Tomorrow morning.

And, as always, thank you

for shopping Wal-Mart.

(GROANS)

(NOVALEE COUGHS)

(TOILET FLUSHES)

(ROCK SONG PLAYS OVER RADIO)

- Hi.

- Hey.

You need a hand?

I need a lift.

So where are you going?

Anywhere but here.

Where are you going?

Vegas.

Cool.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, no, no.

Thanks.

(DANCE MUSIC PLAYS)

(THUNDER RUMBLES)

JOLENE:

You're almost out of gas.

Somebody stole my wallet last night

right out my damn hotel room.

Maybe this will help.

Hey!

Well, I tell you what...

...you want it...

...come right on over here and get it.

Maybe I will.

Maybe you'll get yourself

a nice big sunrise.

(SIRENS WAILING)

Shit.

Two hundred and eighteen dollars

in your pocket...

...14 cartons of Winston Light 100s

in a plastic sack in the trunk.

By the strangest damn coincidence,

that's exactly what someone stole...

...from the 7-Eleven store

two hours ago.

Not to mention, Jolene,

how old are you these days?

- Fourteen.

- Huh?

OFFICER:
14?

(GRUNTING)

(ALARM CLOCK RINGS)

WORKER:
Listen, we have to coat

the floors with wax.

(WORKERS CHATTERING)

(PUCKERS)

(ALARM CLOCKS RINGING)

FORNEY:

What do you want?

Uh...

I'm looking for a book.

FORNEY:

What kind of book?

About... About trees.

FORNEY:

Trees?

Yeah.

You know.

Forestry, environment?

What do you want to know about trees?

NOVALEE:
A few weeks ago,

somebody gave me a buckeye tree.

Buckeye:

Horse chestnut,

belongs to the genus Aesculus...

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Lowell Ganz

Lowell Ganz is an American screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. He is the long-time writing partner of Babaloo Mandel. more…

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