Where The Heart Is

Where The Heart Is (2000)

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Corrected entry: When Willy Jack has come back to his hotel room with a girl and Ruth Meyers is waiting for him there (upset that he has talked to another manager), after they have their words and Ruth leaves the room to get onto the elevator, we can see in the reflection on the elevator wall that she is laughing. (01:16:25)

Correction: She is not laughing she is bending over and pushing a button for the elevator doors to close.

Corrected entry: When Novalee sleeps with the mechanic (this is the same day the couple from Midnight, MS come to sister's door), later, when Novalee is telling Lexie about her fear of being pregnant, she states she met him last month. (Lexie is not pregnant in this scene.) A few scenes later, when she is with Forne buying the Christmas tree, Lexie is extremely pregnant, but on the way home they state that Americus is 5 months old. This is when Americus goes missing, but when sister tells the story, she states that the couple from Midnight, MS came up only yesterday, when in the previous scenes it appears to have spanned several months.


Correction: When Sister tells the story, she mentions that a woman had come to the door and that it hadn't been the first time she'd seen her, she had come to the house before (with a man). So the Midnight MS couple come (the scene which we see where Sister sasses them back), then a few months later the Midnight MS woman comes back to try again (a scene which we don't see, only hear Sister refer to after Americus is kidnapped and the bible found in her crib).

Corrected entry: Americus was born on July 5, 1995 as it says in the book right after Sister dies. The day after Americus was born, Novalee first meets Lexi and Lexi says "Hope you're not hungry because it's Tuesday." July 6th, 1995 was a Thursday. (00:28:15 - 01:06:30)

Correction: Americus name is never actually shown in this scene, only the date appears in the scene.

Corrected entry: Mr. Sprock said that he got the kitchen table, but the house was destroyed in the tornado.

Correction: The house was destroyed. That doesn't mean that everything in the house was also destroyed. There are many documented instances where items are found intact after tornadoes, hurricanes and even fires. Plus, Mr. Sprock never said the table was in perfect condition, just that he got it.

Shannon Jackson

Corrected entry: Lexi tells Novellee that Forney had to get stitches because he jumped through the window, but when Novellee goes over to thank Forney a few days later, Forney doesn't have any stitches, cuts or anything. (00:30:00 - 00:40:15)

Correction: They don't indicate where he was hurt. They show him jumping sideways through the window with his arms up. When she sees him later, he is wearing long sleeves.


Corrected entry: How was Forney able to hear Novalee's screams during labour pain when she was in the middle of the store and the rain was coming down as heavily as it was, especially with all the thunder?

Correction: He was able to hear her scream, because he followed her as he saw her go into the Wal-Mart, and he waited there to see what she would do. It is very possible that her loud screams of excruciating pain would be heard over the rain and between the claps of thunder. So when he heard her scream, he went to deliver the baby.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Novalee goes to visit Willy Jack in the hospital, they are talking at a regular volume. But when the nurse comes in, she is all upset saying that she can hear them all the way down the hall.

Correction: Actually, at one point they are shouting (which is why the nurse comes in). It's when Novalee is saying that Willy Jack was coming after Americus and he pulls back the sheets on the bed to show his missing legs.

Corrected entry: Natalie Portman's character has a hard time reading the books in the library, but when she is in the hospital she can read the letters fine and has no trouble saying "abomination".

Correction: Novalee admits earlier that she's read the Bible and her last name is "nation", of course she can read "abomination." The words she has difficulty reading in the library are "nitrogen deficiency," two words that would be difficult to sound out if you never had prior experience with them.

Corrected entry: In the beginning, Novalee says that she was cut from her wrist to her elbow and it took 55 stitches to close her up. However, there's no scar or mark on either of her arms to indicate this ever really happened.

Ben's Mom

Correction: Some people's skin doesn't show scares very well. I am fair skined (about the same as Natalie Portman) and I had 60 stiches down my leg. Unless you know what you are looking for, you would never see the scar (sometimes I have a hard time seeing it).

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Correction: Yes she does have a scar. When Novalee is taking pictures of Americus and Forney, it shows her scar. Watch the movie again and at 1:19:05 it shows her scar.

Continuity mistake: In the scenes at the beginning where Willy Jack is in the car his shirt changes 3 times before he's finally pulled over with the 14 year old girl. It's all one day. (00:14:00)

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Suggested correction: This is not entirely unusual. A person might change their shirt, more than once, if the weather is making them sweat. Especially if the car does not have AC. Novalee said that Willy Jack bought the car very cheap, and there is a hole in the floor, so I would not be surprised if the AC was broken.

More mistakes in Where The Heart Is

Lexie Coop: Americus? What kind of a name is Americus?
Novalee Nation: I wanted her to have a strong name.
Lexie Coop: Well, I guess I shouldn't talk. I named my kids after snack foods: Brownie, Praline, Cherry and Baby Ruth.

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Trivia: When Novalee (played by Natalie Portman) is running out of the Wal-Mart after realizing that Willy Jack has left her, there is a poster above the door from Star Wars Episode 1. The poster is Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala. These posters were supposed to have been removed during filming.

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Question: What exactly was wrong with Forney's sister? I know he said she started drinking when he was younger but why did she have to be taken care of all the time?

Answer: She has been drinking since she was younger, and died from alchohol related disease.

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