Where the Heart Is

2000 PG-13 2h 0m DVD

Where the Heart Is

2000 PG-13 2h 0m DVD
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Pregnant teen Novalee Nation has to grow up in a hurry when her irresponsible boyfriend abandons her in an Oklahoma Wal-Mart. Taking refuge in the aisles of the store, Novalee is befriended by some eccentric strangers who help her build a new life.
Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack, James Frain, Dylan Bruno, Keith David, Ray Prewitt, Sally Field, Laura House, Mackenzie Fitzgerald
Matt Williams
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language and that Novalee and Lexie have children without being married. Sister Husband prays for forgiveness for "fornication." Women have sex with men who abandon them. One character has sex with someone who has suffered a loss, and the implication is that this is a form of comfort. A character abuses drugs and alcohol, and three others are alcoholics (two recovering). One character is killed, and two others are badly injured. A man attempts to molest two children (off-screen).

Sexual Content

Many sexual references, main character is a pregnant teenager, other out of wedlock children.


Characters in peril, two badly injured. Some sad and scary moments, two bad injuries, a sad death.


Some strong language.

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A character abuses alcohol and drugs. Another attends AA meetings.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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