Where the Heart Is Image
Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: ,
  • Summary: Abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart, a pregnant 17 year-old (Portman) rebuilds her life.

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to continue:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay: On | Off

Where To Watch

Stream On
Stream On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
  1. In no way is this a serious movie. Still, it's hard to resist.
  2. 63
    So heavy on incident, contrivance, coincidence, improbability, sudden reversals and dizzying flash-forwards (sometimes years at a time) that it seems a wonder the characters don't crash into each other in the confusion.
  3. Ultimately, it's more an emotional hodgepodge than a compassionate look at real human problems.
  4. Sloshes between comedy and drama, never quite hitting stride as either.
  5. To be fair, this could have been worse.
  6. 22
    A swamp of clichés, contrivances, and cheap ham-and-cheese hero sentimentality.
  7. Tries to put your tear ducts in a headlock with a litany of catastrophes.

See all 28 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    This is one of Natalie Portman's best movies. However,it is a little silly. But I still highly recommend you see it. The soundtrack is greatThis is one of Natalie Portman's best movies. However,it is a little silly. But I still highly recommend you see it. The soundtrack is great too. Don't miss it. Expand

See all 15 User Reviews

Trailers

Related Articles

  1. 15 Films to See in December

    15 Films to See in December Image
    Published: November 26, 2015
    Our editors select 15 films to see in theaters this December.
  2. The Best Videogames of 2011

    The Best Videogames of 2011 Image
    Published: December 23, 2011
    It wasn't just your imagination; 2011 was indeed a great year for videogames. In our yearly report, we take a look at the year's best releases overall as well as the top games for each platform.
  3. 23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

    23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    We rank some of cinema's most notable buddy films by Metascore.
  4. What to Watch Now on Netflix

    What to Watch Now on Netflix Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming soon) to Netflix streaming, updated frequently. You can also find a list of titles expiring soon.
  5. Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers

    Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers Image
    Published: July 22, 2016
    Watch all of this week's new film trailers, including new looks at The Magnificent Seven, Sausage Party, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Snowden, The Girl on the Train, and more. Plus, get a quick update on the latest movie news and release date announcements.
  6. What Movie Should I See This Weekend?

    What Movie Should I See This Weekend? Image
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Preview all of this weekend's new theatrical releases (including Star Trek Beyond, Lights Out, Don't Think Twice, Ice Age: Collision Course, and more), with Metascores and trailers for each new film.