Anywhere But Here Where The Heart Is

25/07/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 25/07/2005
  |  234 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing two tear-jerking dramas. In 'Anywhere But Here' (1999), divorced mother Adele August (Susan Sarandon) decides that the time has come for a change, and so moves from Wisconsin to Los Angeles with her 14-year-old daughter, Ann (Natalie Portman). The two women are chalk and cheese: Adele is loud and brash on the surface, but vulnerable inside, while Ann is capable and assured. However, they have more in common than either of them thought: Adele spirals into depression when she is dumped by Josh, a good-looking dentist, while Ann becomes distraught when favourite cousin Benny is killed in a car crash. In 'Where The Heart Is' (2000), novalee Nation (Natalie Portman) is a pregnant 17-year-old who has just been dumped by her boyfriend. As she has nowhere to live and only $5 to her name, she decides to use the local Wal-mart store as a hide-out and makes a home for herself there. Over the following months, as she waits for the baby to be born, she forms close friendships with the locals and soon pulls her life together and gets ready for the trials of motherhood.