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Nurse Betty Movie Review Summary

Actors: Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman

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In this dark comedy a woman witnesses her husband getting killed by two criminals. She becomes so traumatized that she falls in love with a soap opera character she thinks is real. She heads to L.A. with her husband's truck. Inside the truck is a bunch of money. The killers then chase after her, because they want the money. She meets the actor of the soap opera, but doesn't realize his character isn't real, during the same time the criminals are following her.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




In this semi-black comedy, an oppressed homemaker and part-time waitress is pushed over the edge into a post-traumatic-stressful romantic obsession with her favorite soap opera star after the violent murder of her husband before her eyes. She makes her way from Kansas City to LA to find her beloved, with the killers (stately Morgan Freeman and jumpy Chris Rock) in pursuit because the drugs they killed her husband for are in the trunk of her car. Zellweger is sexy, sweet, and odd, Greg Kinnear okay as the actor who plays her "physician"/love object. Writer-director Neil LaBute went somewhat mainstream with this 2000 release, which is less savage and rewarding than his 1997 debut, "In the Company of Men."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   criminal falls in love with victim Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Lover is...    -   of a different social class How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Husband/boyfriend/squeeze Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   waitor/waitress Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest    -   California Desert?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language    -   A lot of foul language

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