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A frenzied, screwball comedy with a lighter-than-light touch, "Nurse Betty" is a radical departure for director Neil LaBute, who helmed the vitriolic "In the Company of Men" and "Your Friends and Neighbors". Betty (Ren?©e Zellweger) is a perky Kansas waitress whose sole happiness comes from her obsession with the television soap "A Reason to Love", starring dreamboat doctor David Ravell (Greg Kinnear). When her slimy car-dealer husband (Aaron Eckhart) enters into a drug transaction that goes horribly awry, Betty inadvertently witnesses the carnage and, in shock, becomes Nurse Betty, determined to reunite with her long-lost love, Dr. Ravell. Tailed by two hit men (Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock), Betty heads to L.A. a determined woman, unaware she has their huge drug stash in tow. Though it takes a good half-hour to get going, once LaBute and the movie hit top speed, it's a surreal, often brilliant ride, as Betty's fantasy and reality collide, with unexpected ("really" unexpected) developments. The screenplay (by John C. Richards and James Flamberg) is wickedly inventive, and like his previous films, LaBute has assembled a peerless cast. Zellweger is charming and daffy in her best performance since "Jerry Maguire", and Freeman is by turns menacing and touchingly romantic in his obsession with Betty. Kinnear is the epitome of self-serving shallowness (and makes us love him all the more for it), and Rock finally shakes his standup persona and emerges as a great comic actor. Look also for a scene-stealing Allison Janney as the producer of Kinnear's soap. Most movies rarely get such talent operating at full capacity, and "Nurse Betty" soars because of it. "--Mark Englehart"
- Two Separate Commentary Tracks:
- 1. Director and Cast (Chris Rock, Morgan Freeman, Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear)
- 2. Director and Crew (producers, music composer, Director of Photography, Costume Designer)
- A Reason to Love Soap Opera segments
- Deleted scenes
- Theatrical Trailer / 6 TV spots
- Hidden Bonus Features
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I had a VHS tape for years and I bought the DVD back in 2009 and probably have watched 5 times. It was not a lot since I have watched movies like <Blade Runner><Black Rain><Someone to watch over me><A Better Tomorrow 2><The Killer><Time of the Gypsies> <Bugsy>about 20-30 times in my life. But still it's a lot of times watching this movie and each time I saw, it just made me so surprised how much original this movie is.
Don't you ever guess this movie is about some woman who worked as a nurse who is dedicated to a nurse work all her life or something. This story is far from it.
The story to be told in a most short way is,...
There is this woman who is married to this stupid man who is a second hand car shop owner who is messing around with stupid women from his shop all the time. He is doing other bad things with mob kind of guys dealing with drugs and this time he stole from them.
He got killed in the house while the wife Renee Zellweger is watching this 'almost crazy about' soap Opera (Drama) `A Reason To Love' she witnesses her husband's death and she becomes confused that she is part of that drama and the doctor from that drama is real and she is his lover. This is kind of a mental thing by shock.
After the killers are all gone not knowing that Renee was exist, and the cops searching the house, she decides to go to LA to find the doctor from the hospital which is not even exist-only in the drama it is.
Now the new journey begins to her.
There are so many good things in this movie.
The way to LA, she meets this old lady working at a restaurant and when Renee talks about the doctor she is about to meet- she said she was his lover once but they were apart some time ago but she is going to LA to be together again. When the old lady hears the whole story and the name of the doctor and the name of the hospital, she knew that what she is talking about this from the drama. If this is from my country, South Korea, the lady probably would shout at her or treated her as a crazy woman. But she didn't. She worried about her that she might get hurt finding out that she was wrong and everything was her imagination. She even blessed her that she will end up with acheiving something in LA. She appeared such a short time but she was a great actor. I think her name is Tina Smith(actress).
Also as usual, Morgan Freeman is a mob who killed Renee's husband (Not actually killed but part of it) treated Renee gracefully because right after seeing her he tought her as someone different. Someone pure minded.
Criss Rock was anothr mob who was a tough bad mouthed guy who actually kills the husband and a bunch of other people who is Morgan's son. He did his job well too.
Greg Kinnear had two faces. A sweet one and a very cruel one. He acted as a doctor charactor from the drama `A Reason To Love' and when Renee approached him thinking that he is her real boyfriend, he was totally glued by her attitude. He literally was shocked. First he thought that she wanted some small roll from the TV drama. He thought that she is an actress desperately looking for any roll for the TV show. But then she was so different. She was so lovable.
But when finally he puts her to the TV show, she was freezed and couldn't act, he was so angry at her and shouts to her to death.
The ending was a great happy one and you will love it.
The director succeeds to make more movies and now he made many. But sadly none of them became a bluck buster.
Renee Zellweger's basically plays the same really sweet-girl-looks-for-Price-Charming role you'll remember from "Jerry McGuire". In this film she attempts to deal with a bizarre and tragic series of events spawned initially from her marriage to a loser car salesman (Aaron Eckhart). Betty's favorite hospital soap opera offers the singular daily escape from her own marriage and dead-end life. All that hyper-jumps to the surreal when she witnesses a gruesome murder. The result is a wild ride as Betty departs town... and reality, as her sole means to cope through living out the soap.
Greg Kinnear plays the target of Betty's obsession as a seemingly sensitive but actually self-absorbed love interest, much as he did in "Sabrina". Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock are an unlikely father-and-son hit team after Betty. Freeman does a great job mirroring Betty's fantasy with his own obsession of her, making for an interesting twist and ending to Betty's experience.
The result is an entertaining ensemble film touching home with our own occasional forays into fantasy.
I would have given this film four stars except for writer's and director's inability (or Chris Rock's unwillingness) to develop humor apart from voluminous profanities. The only redeeming factor in it was the contrast it built between "class" and "crass" when Freeman and Rock stood side by side. Nurse Betty stands on it's own without it.