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Where the Heart Is (2000 film) Quotes

Where the Heart Is (2000 film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Where the Heart Is stopped airing in 1970.

It features Susan Cartsonis as producer, Mason Daring in charge of musical score, and Richard Greatrex as head of cinematography.

Where the Heart Is (2000 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Where the Heart Is (2000 film) is 120 minutes long. Where the Heart Is (2000 film) is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Sally Field as Mama Lil, Natalie Portman as Novalee Nation, James Frain as Forney Hull, Joan Cusack as Ruth Meyers, Dylan Bruno as Willy Jack Pickens, Stockard Channing as Thelma 'Sister' Husband, Ashley Judd as Lexie Coop, Mackenzie Fitzgerald as Americus, Angee Hughes as Religious Man, Angee Hughes as Religious Woman, and Keith David as Moses Whitecotten.

Where the Heart Is (2000 film) Quotes

Natalie Portman as Novalee Nation

  • (Natalie Portman) "I'm looking for a book."
  • (James Frain) "What kind of book?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "About -- 'bout trees?"
  • (James Frain) "Trees?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Yeah."
  • (Natalie Portman) "You know."
  • (James Frain) "Forestry? Environment? Agriculture? Botany? What do you want to know about trees?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "I hope we can find a place to live that overlooks the ocean."
  • (Dylan Bruno) "Hell, Novalee, you can't see the ocean from Bakersfield."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Well -- well, maybe a pond then."
  • (Natalie Portman) "I lied, Forney."
  • (James Frain) "You lied? You didn't go to Tennessee?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "I swear I spent more on film than I got paid."
  • (Stockard Channing) "What's going on here?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Well it turns out the groom's former girlfriend was a waitress at the reception. This was right after the bride called her a cheap, big-ass tramp."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Who's this on the stretcher?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "That's the waitress after the bridesmaids finished jumping up and down on her."
  • (Stockard Channing) "You think they're gonna want these pictures?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "5 days old she got the Jaundice. 5 weeks old she got an ear infection. 5 months old she was kidnapped. 5 years old? I'm not lighting any fires, thank you."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Americus what are you doing?"
  • (Mackenzie Fitzgerald) "Eatin' dough in my nose."
  • (Natalie Portman) "You tell them that our lives can change with every breath we take -- and tell 'em to hold on like hell to what they've got: each other, and a mother who would die for them and almost did -- You tell them we've all got meanness in us, but we've got goodness too. And the only thing worth living for is the good. And that's why we've got to make sure we pass it on."
  • (Natalie Portman) "At the end of each letter he writes, "Please tell your mother I extend my best wishes.""
  • (Ashley Judd) "Hot."
  • (Natalie Portman) "I think I might be pregnant. You remember that guy I told you about last month?"
  • (Ashley Judd) "The good-lookin' mechanic?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "I don't know what's wrong with me. I didn't even want to be with him."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Didn't he use anything?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Just me."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Oh, I got money. The president of Wal-Mart gave me five hundred dollars."
  • (Sally Field) "Why, he's not the father of the baby, is he?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "No."
  • (Sally Field) "Ah, s***."
  • (Natalie Portman) "What do you think? It took me a whole month to get back to my old size."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Oh, well a little weight on a woman is no harm."
  • (Natalie Portman) "I ain't never lived in a house that didn't have wheels on it."
  • (Natalie Portman) "You hear that? That little bom-bom-bom? That's where the heart is."
  • (Unnamed) "You know the floor is missing?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Willy Jack got the whole car for 80 bucks. He had to fix everything on it. And here's the best part."
  • (Natalie Portman) "No fives."
  • (Unnamed) "You and your fives."
  • (Unnamed) "What fives?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "On my fifth birthday my mama ran off with a baseball umpire named Fred and never came back. And after I dropped out of school and was waiting tables at Red's, one of the regulars there named Gladys went crazy. When I tried to calm her down she jumped at me with a steak knife and cut me from my wrist to my elbow."
  • (Unnamed) "And what's that got to do with fives?"
  • (Unnamed) "It took 55 stitches to close her up."
  • (Natalie Portman) "I don't like fives."

Dylan Bruno as Willy Jack Pickens

  • (Dylan Bruno) "I was coming to see you."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Sure."
  • (Dylan Bruno) "I was."
  • (Natalie Portman) "What were you going to do, Willy Jack? Go back to the Wal-Mart. Think I'd still be there waiting for you 5 years later?"
  • (Dylan Bruno) "No. I just."
  • (Natalie Portman) "I gave birth at a Wal-Mart."
  • (Dylan Bruno) "Was it a boy? Was it a girl?"
  • (Dylan Bruno) "Is it alright? Does it have a name?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Yes, it's a girl. Her name is Americus and she's mine. You stay away from her."
  • (Dylan Bruno) "Stay away from her? I can't even get out of this bed, Novalee. What am I going to do, run away with her?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "If you think I'm going to feel sorry for you."
  • (Dylan Bruno) "I just get some new legs and a new liver. That's all."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Then why'd you come here? Why you coming after us?"
  • (Dylan Bruno) "Why does anyone lie? Cuz we're scared? Or crazy? Or jut mean? -- There's a million reasons why a person lies -- But sometimes, you tell a lie so big -- that it changes your whole life -- Lie's so big -- it makes you think --"

Stockard Channing as Thelma 'Sister' Husband

  • (Stockard Channing) "On behalf of the merchants and businessman's association of the city of Sequoia, Oklahoma I do present you with this basket of gifts and merchandise."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Thank you."
  • (Stockard Channing) "You've got discount coupons, matches, a map of the city, emery boards."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Oh, oh yeah. Now you see this little appointment book? Well I ran out of these last week so I had to put two or three of my own appointments in this one. But if you're not an alcoholic you'll know those meetings aren't for you."
  • (Natalie Portman) "No ma'am. I'm not."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Good. I think that's good."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Harry, we're alcoholics, we're generally satisfied to hurt ourselves."
  • (Stockard Channing) "That's what the late Brother Husband used to say --"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Brother Husband -- Was he your husband?"
  • (Stockard Channing) "No, he was my brother."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Home is where your history begins. Home is where they catch you when you fall."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Yes?"
  • (Angee Hughes) "Ma'am, we've come here today to give the word of God to the Wal-mart baby, and to her young unmarried mother."
  • (Angee Hughes) "We drove all the way up from Midnight, Mississippi."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Well, you folks could have saved yourselves a trip because the word of God has been in this house for a very long time."
  • (Stockard Channing) "I'm Sister Husband. Oh you remember me. You used to call me Telma because you couldn't say Thelma."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Can you say Thelma?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Thelma."
  • (Stockard Channing) "Dear Lord, we ask that you bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies. And we ask forgiveness, Lord, for the fornication that Mr. Sprock and me committed this morning on this very table."

James Frain as Forney Hull

  • (James Frain) "Do you love me?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "You are the best friend I've ever had."
  • (James Frain) "Just answer me."
  • (Natalie Portman) "You delivered my baby."
  • (James Frain) "Do you love me?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "No. No, Forney, I don't love you. Not that way."
  • (James Frain) "Here."
  • (James Frain) "Look up Buckeye in the index."
  • (Natalie Portman) "The what?"
  • (James Frain) "I'll start slower, these are called books. You still with me?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Hey."
  • (James Frain) "There. See, read."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Leaf rot. Root damage. Night nitro."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Night nitrogen defic -- defic --"
  • (James Frain) "Deficiency. Keep reading."
  • (James Frain) "Are you finding everything you need?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "I don't know what they're talking about. I have to look up every other word in the dictionary then I have to look up those words in the children's dictionary. Takes me a half hour to read a page."
  • (James Frain) "Well maybe this is something that's hard to learn from books. I mean, it's photography."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Hard for me, anyway."

Ashley Judd as Lexie Coop

  • (Ashley Judd) "This old gypsy woman once told me that if you jump backwards nine times before the sun come up you won't be pregnant. Well, I jumped so far I had to take a bus back and then I had twins."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Hi. Sorry honey but I made it."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Was it a big inconvenience?"
  • (Ashley Judd) "Novalee, I have 5 children. Everything is an inconvenience. Mind if I drive real slow on the way home? I'd like to pretend it's a vacation."
  • (Ashley Judd) "I hope you're not hungry."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Brownie. Brownie. Do not lasso your sister."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Americus? What kind of a name is Americus?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "I wanted her to have a strong name."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Well, I guess I shouldn't talk. I named my kids after snack foods: Brownie, Praline, Cherry and Baby Ruth."
  • (Ashley Judd) "My kids could turn this place into a dump before the door closes."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Honey, I know that your mother walked out on you and what that butthole Willie Jack did. But that is what makes them trash, not you."
  • (Ashley Judd) "He told you he loved you, and you didn't say anything?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "I'm a dope. I'm such a dope, but I was scared. I was confused. The whole thing is just strange."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Honey, don't take this the wrong way, but Forney is strange."
  • (Ashley Judd) "Forney is in love with you. Tell me you don't know that."
  • (Natalie Portman) "It's just not like that with me and Forney."
  • (Ashley Judd) "I have seen him. He loves you. He loves the way you walk, he loves your hair, he loves everything about you."
  • (Natalie Portman) "Forney and me we're just not that way. Forney's different from us. He went to college. His family had money."
  • (Ashley Judd) "What are you trying to say? That you're not good enough for him?"

Keith David as Moses Whitecotten

  • (Keith David) "Have you thought of a name yet?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "Well, I was thinking about Wendi with an "i.""
  • (Keith David) "Oh no, don't you dare."

Joan Cusack as Ruth Meyers

  • (Joan Cusack) "My name is Ruth Meyers. Call me Ruth Meyers."

Sally Field as Mama Lil

  • (Sally Field) "You got a man?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "No."
  • (Sally Field) "This isn't one of them artificial spermanation things, is it?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "No."
  • (Sally Field) "Then where is the prick who put you in this mess?"
  • (Natalie Portman) "California."
  • (Sally Field) "That figures. All the pricks move to California. They oughta call it Prickafornia."

Mackenzie Fitzgerald as Americus

  • (Mackenzie Fitzgerald) "Forney, if you give a cow chocolate will you get chocolate milk?"
  • (James Frain) "Yeah. And if you spin a cow around real fast you'll get whipped cream."
  • (Mackenzie Fitzgerald) "Wow. You know a lot."
  • (James Frain) "Well, I work in the library."

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