Nurse Betty (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Morgan Freeman Charlie
Renée Zellweger Betty Sizemore
Chris Rock Wesley
Greg Kinnear Dr. David Ravell/George McCord
Aaron Eckhart Del Sizemore
Tia Texada Rosa Hernandez
Crispin Glover Roy Ostery
Pruitt Taylor Vince Sheriff Eldon Ballard
Allison Janney Lyla Branch
Kathleen Wilhoite Sue Ann Rogers
Elizabeth Mitchell Chloe Jensen
Susan Barnes Darlene
Harriet Sansom Harris Ellen
Sung Hi Lee Jasmine
Laird Macintosh Dr. Lonnie Walsh/Eric
Steven Gilborn Blake
Jenny Gago Mercedes
Sheila Kelley Joyce
Matthew Cowles Merle
Wayne Tippet Doctor (as Wayne Tippit)
George Wallace Grandfather Blaine (as George D. Wallace)
Lesley Woods Grandmother Blaine
Cynthia Martells Chief Nurse Iris Foster
Alfonso Freeman ER Doctor
Kevin Rahm Friend #1
Steven Culp Friend #2
Deborah May Gloria Walsh
Michael Murphy Studio Guard
Tina Smith Waitress
Mike Kennedy Cook
Irene Olga López Rosa's Mother (as Irene Olga Lopez)
Steve Franken Administrator
Kelwin Hagen Deputy
Josh Dotson Parking Valet (as Joshua Dotson)
Donna Hardy Woman Patient (as Dona Hardy)
Paul Threlkeld Grip
José Vásquez Gang Member (as Jose Vasquez)
Jack Jacobson Stagehand
Elaine Corral Kendall Anchor (as Elaine Corral-Kendall)
Stacy Haiduk Soap Opera Nurse (scenes deleted)
Renee Zellweger
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Thriller; Crime
Director Neil LaBute
Producer Steve Golin; Gail Mutrux; James Flamberg; John C. Richards
Writer John C. Richards; James Flamberg
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 110 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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 (Renée 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
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 100
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 696306018025
Chapters 36
Release Date 2001
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database