Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Novalee and Willy Jack are leaving to go to California, Novalee asks Willy Jack to take a picture of her friends. When he takes the picture, she's almost entirely facing him. However, when the picture is on the visor on Novalee's side of the car, her back is completely turned away from him and all you see is her back and the back of her head.
Continuity mistake: When Sally Fields visits Natalie Portman in the hospital she is smoking a cigarette. If you watch at one point she supposedly throws the cigarette down and steps on it but when the camera shoots back at her she has the cigarette in her hand. Then the cigarette goes from not being lit to being lit and Sally again throws it down and steps on it.
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.