Alice King
September 29, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Where the Heart Is

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
120 minutes
performer
Dabney Coleman, Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack, Sally Field
director
John Boorman, Matt Williams
distributor
Wind Dancer Productions
author
John Boorman
genre
Comedy, Romance, Drama

We gave it a C-

Do folks from places like Oklahoma ever get fed up with being portrayed as trailer-dwelling, white-trash kooks with names like Sister Husband and Praline? The cliché-fest Where the Heart Is, about a girl who gives birth in a Wal-Mart, manages to squander its fine cast (Sally Field! Stockard Channing!) in another tired Hollywood meditation on ”quirkiness.” C-

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