• Publication date: September 22, 2010

Where The Heart Is

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A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart in a town she does not know.

  • Publication date: September 22, 2010

Where The Heart Is

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 2000

MBC Max:

June 25, 2012 16:45 (KSA) ~ June 25, 2012 15:45 (CLT)

Pregnant 17-year-old Novalee Nation runs away from her Tennessee home toward the bright lights of California, accompanied by her boyfriend, Willy.

But Willy gets cold feet and abandons her at a Walmart in Oklahoma.

Novalee's life savings amount to $5.55, so she moves into the Walmart, sleeping there at night and venturing out during the day.

With the help of the eccentric Sister Husband and Lexie Coop, a nurses' aide, Novalee tries to get her life in order for the sake of her expected child.


  • Ashley Judd
  • Natalie Portman
  • Keith David
  • Sally Field
  • Stockard Channing
  • Joan Cusack
  • James Frain
  • Dylan Bruno
  • Mackenzie Fitzgerald

Directed by:Matt Williams

Rating: PG-13 for intense thematic material, language and sexual content