Where the Heart Is | 2000

Drama, Adaptation
A pregnant teenager is ditched by her boyfriend on their way to California in Oklahoma. She decides to stay in Oklahoma and raise her daughter with the help of her new friends.

Cast

... Novalee Nation

Actor

... Moses Whitecotten

Actor

... Lexie Coop

Actor

... Ruth Meyers

Actor

... Sister Husband

Actor

... Willy Jack Pickens

Actor

... Tim

Actor

... Nicki

Actor

... Rhonda

Actor

... Girl in Bathroom

Actor

... Wal-Mart Clerk

Actor

... Wal-Mart Assistant Manager

Actor

Company

Production Company

City of Austin

Production Company

Production Company

Daring Studios

Production Company

Synopsis

Novalee Nation, 17 and very pregnant, has never been a part of a real home. The closest thing to family for the hard-luck teen is her selfish, would-be musician boyfriend Willy Jack, with whom she's traveling from Tennessee to California in a rust bucket that used to be a Plymouth. A bathroom stop en route, at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart, changes Novalee's life forever. For when she leaves the store, she discovers that Willy Jack and the Plymouth are gone. Alone and broke, Novalee surreptitiously moves into the vast store, borrowing food and supplies from its shelves. When she gives birth on the floor- and her hideaway is revealed- Novalee and her 'Wal-Mart Baby' become instant celebrities. More importantly, over the next few years, Novalee finally becomes part of an unconventional, makeshift family comprised of her wonderfully eccentric new friends. Now, with the family she always wanted, Novalee is transformed from a homeless teen into a successful and strong woman, who has finally found a home.

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