Where the Heart Is is a 2000 film distributed by Searchlight Pictures and starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd in the lead roles. On the Australian networks ABC and ABC Me, the film was censored just to tone it down from "M" to "PG".

Censorship[edit | edit source]

Australian Censorship[edit | edit source]

ABC[edit | edit source]

In order to premiere at 6pm on September 4, 2002, the film had to be censored slightly in order to tone it down from "M" to "PG".

  • Violence, alcoholism, and some sexuality are toned down.
  • The line "What the fuck do you think I want you to do, call bingo?" is changed to "What the heck do you think I want you do to, call bingo?"
  • The line "Shit." is changed to "Darn."
  • The line "That shithead?" is changed to "That turdface?"
  • The line "Aw, shit." is changed to "Oh, boy."
  • The lines "Shit" and the subsequent lines "Mama didn't say shit." and "Yes you did." are cut.
  • The line "Shit, I gotta get ready." is changed to "God, I gotta get ready."
  • The line "That is such bullshit." is shortened to "That is such bull!"
  • The line "Shit!" is changed to "Darn!"
  • The line "Ow! Shit!" is changed to "Ow! God!"
  • The line "Shit! Ah!" has the "Shit" muted.

ABC Me[edit | edit source]

In order to appeal to younger viewers, the same standard "ABC" censored version is shown. It is toned down from "M" to "PG-AS" (Parental guidance recommended for adult themes and some sexual situations).

  • Violence, alcoholism, and some sexuality are toned down.
  • The line "What the fuck do you think I want you to do, call bingo?" is changed to "What the heck do you think I want you do to, call bingo?"
  • The line "Shit." is changed to "Darn."
  • The line "That shithead?" is changed to "That turdface?"
  • The line "Aw, shit." is changed to "Oh, boy."
  • The lines "Shit" and the subsequent lines "Mama didn't say shit." and "Yes you did." are cut.
  • The line "Shit, I gotta get ready." is changed to "God, I gotta get ready."
  • The line "That is such bullshit." is shortened to "That is such bull!"
  • The line "Shit!" is changed to "Darn!"
  • The line "Ow! Shit!" is changed to "Ow! God!"
  • The line "Shit! Ah!" has the "Shit" muted.

New Zealand Censorship[edit | edit source]

TVNZ[edit | edit source]

  • The word "Fuck" is bleeped to give the film a "PGR" (Parental Guidance Recommended) rating instead of an "AO" (Adults Only)

Where to find it uncensored[edit | edit source]

The DVD is uncensored.

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