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Release Date: April 12th, 2002

DVD Release Date: December 10th, 2002

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
A philosophical burlesque, "Human Nature" follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan (Tim Robbins) trains the wild man (Rhys Ifans) in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila (Patricia Arquette) fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most.

Cast: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Robert Forster, Mary Kay Place, Miguel Sandoval, Toby Huss

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Partizan, Beverly Detroit, Good Machine

Distributors: Fine Line Features

Keywords: Underdog, Transformation, Love, Creative, 2000s, Murder, Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie has nowhere much to go and nothing much to prove, except that Stephen King is correct and if you can devise the right characters and the right situation, the plot will take care of itself -- or not, as the case may be. show more

  • Fresh and often very funny, and it makes its point that when our native urges conflict with social norms, the former shall give in to the latter, or else.

  • A hoot, or at least a collection of delightful hootlets hung on a short, frayed line.

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