After Tennessee teen Novalee Nation (Natalie Portman) is left
literally barefoot and pregnant in a Wal-Mart parking lot by her no-good
boyfriend, Willy Jack Pickens (Dylan Bruno), she manages to live within the
mammoth megastore until her baby's abrupt arrival makes her a media darling.
After this, Good Samaritan nurse Lexie (Ashley Judd) takes in Novalee and her
newborn daughter. Before long, Lexie and Novalee form a life-changing bond of
friendship and sisterhood.