• Nurse Betty (2000)

Nurse Betty

Release Date: September 8th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2001

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he doesn't really exist. After all, life is no excuse for not living. Traumatized by a savage event, Betty enters into a fugue state that allows -- even encourages -- her to keep functioning... in a kind of alternate reality.

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Tia Texada, Crispin Glover, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Director: Neil LaBute

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: ab'-strakt pictures, Propaganda Films, IMF, Pacifica Film, Abstrakt Film, Gramercy Pictures

Distributors: USA Films

Keywords: Love, Hospital, Pursuit, Quest, Friendship, Police officer, Los Angeles, 2000s, Amusing, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    A wonderfully twisted comedy. show more

  • 54
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Badly photographed, clumsily edited, and lacking any discernable cinematic style. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The movie has a deliberately screw-loose feel. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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