Novalee Nation (Natalie Portman), 17 and very pregnant, has never been 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. Forced to take refuge back in the store, Natalie has her baby in the aisles of Wal-Mart and becomes an overnight celebrity. At long last, Natalie begins to put her life together with the help of the quirky strangers who become her surrogate family.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Poor script and messy plot undermines the decent cast.
A chick flick that's as yummy as eating bon-bons.
Cast & Crew
- 20th Century Fox
- © 2000 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.