Nurse Betty
Nurse Betty (2000)

The winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, this film is a darkly comic story about one woman's incredible determination to make her dreams come true against numerous odds. Fantasy collides with reality as… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 8, 2000
DVD Release Date: April 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Quirky in the best sense of the word, Nurse Betty finds director Neil LaBute corralling a talented cast in service of a sharp, imaginative script.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The actors hold the movie together, particularly Ms. Zellweger and Mr. Freeman, whose characters achieve a remarkable intimacy in a most unlikely situation.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

LaBute didn't write Nurse Betty, but his fierce comic touch is, luckily, all over this movie.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This comedy has a few violent scenes.

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Emanuel Levy

In his third, most accomplished film, LaBute puts aside the inquiry of misogyny that dominated his previous work and immerses himself in a lighter romantic fable about the collision of fantasy and reality, with a terrific performance from Renee Zelwegger

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Nurse Betty is never going to be confused with Mary Poppins, but as of now, it's LaBute's crowd pleaser.

Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

Good performances all around, especially from Zellweger and Kinnear. Lots of good laughs laced with nastiness.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Almost every emotion and action on view is presented as false, idiotic or superficial.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

The flip side to LaBute's cheapjack cynicism, as it turns out, is a cheapjack romanticism. They're equally counterfeit.

Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

This is easily Ms. Zellweger's finest work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not quite the 5 star movie I remembered, but still a pretty good one. Am rewatching some of my old DVDs and really enjoying them. Renee zellweger really was a… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Charlie: People who get the calls are good. Not flashy, good. They get in, they get out, nobody knows a goddamn thing. You understand? Boom, boom, boom. Three… More
Steven Carrier
Neil LaBute's "Nurse Betty" is a remarkable film. While LaBute takes a lot from The Coen Brothers (determinism, shades of existential violence, a… More
Michael Gildea
Boring and disappointing.
Michael S
A biting dark comedy with a refreshingly odd premise, "Nurse Betty" is another truly original film from director Neil LaBute. Like most of his films… More
Leigh Ryan
It was okay.

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