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Nurse Betty

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Germany, United States

2000

Rated R • 1h 48m

Director Neil LaBute

Starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear

Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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In the small town of Fair Oaks, Kansas, Betty is a waitress and a devoted soap opera fan. Her life comes crashing down when she witnesses her husband's savage murder. A traumatized Betty attempts to cope by entering a fugue state, taking on the identity of the nurse character in a soap opera.

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The New York Times by Stephen Holden

It is easily the finest American comedy since David O. Russell's "Flirting With Disaster," another road movie that never ran out of poignantly funny surprises.

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