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Title:
Nurse Betty
Author:
Freeman, Morgan.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Hollywood], CA : USA Home Entertainment, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Betty never misses an episode of her favorite soap opera, "A Reason to Love". After a mind-altering run-in with two hit-men while watching an episode, Betty transforms into "Nurse Betty" and embarks on a mission to find her one true love, Dr. David Ravell.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture.

Extra features: 2 special director's commentary tracks ; theatrical trailer ; 6 promo spots ; "A reason to love" original soap opera episodes ; deleted scenes ; hidden bonus features.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
ISBN:
9780783276953
UPC:
025192265723
Format :
DVD

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Summary

A hard luck waitress in Kansas is totally devoted to her favorite soap opera. When Betty's husband is killed by hit men, the shock causes Betty to turn into Nurse Betty and she hits the road in her husband's Buick to find her true love - a character from the soap opera. The hit men chase her to recover what's hidden in the Buick."


Summary

After two acclaimed independent films in which he took a troubling look at male/female relations, director Neil LaBute moves on to less controversial ground in this dark comedy. Betty Sizemore (Renee Zellweger) is a woman from Kansas City who waits tables at a diner and is married to an insensitive thug named Del (Aaron Eckhart). One of Betty's few pleasures in life is the soap opera A Reason to Love . Her favorite character is handsome Dr. David Ravell, played by George McCord (Greg Kinnear). One night, Del gets involved in a drug deal with a pair of gangsters, Charlie (Morgan Freeman) and his sidekick Wesley (Chris Rock). Del's thoughtless racial slurs lead to an arguement, and the short-tempered Wesley attacks him; Charlie is forced to kill Del, as Betty watches. Dazed and in shock, Betty hops into her car, deciding that the time is right for a date with destiny. Betty tracks down George McCord, and soon the soap's producer Lyla (Allison Janney) is considering Betty for a part on A Reason to Love , not realizing that Betty doesn't want to play Dr. Ravell's nurse and fiance, she wants to be her. Betty, meanwhile, has no idea that the drugs that Del was trying to sell are still in her car, and that Charlie and Wesley are hot on her trail, determined to get the dope and silence her once and for all. Nurse Betty also features Kathleen Wilhoite, Crispin Glover, and Pruitt Taylor Vince. The film was shown in competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the prize for Best Screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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