Where the Heart Is

Jays Rating:

If you are interested in a sweet, delightful movie, or in other words a “ chick flick,” check out the film Where the Heart Is. Natalie Portman is a pregnant teenager named Novalee Nation who is abandoned at a Wal-Mart by her good-for-nothing boyfriend. She has no money and no place to live, so she moves into the store. She hides in the Wal-Mart bathroom just before the store closes, then comes out and sleeps in a sleeping bag, reads maternity magazines, and eats food from the deli. Okay, I don’t know about this. Either she was very sneaky, very clean and very quiet or the Wal-Mart greeters weren’t doing their jobs. After living there for several weeks Novalee has her baby in isle 6 and becomes an instant celebrity. She was taken to the local hospital for observation and she befriends a nurse named Lexie Coop (Ashley Judd) who has four children and troubles of her own. When Novalee leaves the hospital, a local resident named Sister Husband (Stockard Channing) invites Novalee and her baby, Americus, to live in her home. (I’m convinced that the whole town was mentally challenged when they chose names for themselves.) Things are finally looking up for Novalee; she has a home, friends and she is even seeing a young man in town whose name is Forney. Then tragedy strikes again. This film is an emotional smorgasbord – there’s something for everyone and it’s all good. My wife loved this movie and said I’d better give it an A rating or I would be living in Wal-Mart. My response? I give this movie an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.