Human Nature
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Lila, a young woman with a severe hormonal condition, is forced to hide her malady and eventually leave society for the solitude she finds in nature. While in the forest she writes novels that become wildly successful. Once famous, she returns to society and starts looking for a man. With the help of her success and her therapist Louise, she starts dating Nathan, a repressed scientist who teaches table manners to mice. One day Lila and Nathan are hiking in the woods and discover Puff, a feral man who had been raised in the woods as an ape by his mentally ill father. Nathan decides to take Puff… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although a few moments are hilarious, this would-be romp remains laboriously earthbound when it should be swinging gaily through the trees."
‑ John Powers, L.A. Weekly
"For all its highfalutin title and corkscrew narrative, the movie turns out to be not much more than a shaggy human tale."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"[Kaufman and Gondry] dive right into the subject [of sex] to lay bare the pain of it, and to have us laugh at it."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"A ton of cute ideas do not a satisfying movie make."
‑ Jurgen Fauth,
"A little watered down Spike Jonze has to be entertaining some of the time, so this isn't a total loss."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Tries for both civilized wit and primitive joy -- and mostly misses both."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"It's all squeamishly pathetic in a freaked-out way, as the actors are reduced to primates and the movie makes no sense at all."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Human Nature cleverly satirizes our most ridiculous- and in many ways, our most tragic- impulses, and finds a unique balance between light-hearted humor and abject farce."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"Plays as a sophomoric exercise in the art of satire."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Surreal comedy explores the differences between man and the animals -- and finds humans wanting."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"The simplicity with which it depicts these [animal] forces eternally at war with each other is sometimes sublimely evocative."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"It's way out there, but not effective enough."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Not for everyone, but oddly charming. Great scenes with trained mice."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Risky, totally insane, at times brilliant, and absolutely original, Human Nature is a trip. A wonderfully wacky, weird satirical comedy that is hit and miss."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"One of a kind, a fresh comedy of ideas, and a daft, deft poke in the funny bone."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
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