See the list. A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered.
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What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. When Betty Renee Zellwegger witnesses the brutal murder of her no-good husband Aaron Eckhart , she develops a bizarre sort of amnesia, and flees in his car, not knowing that there is large stash of drugs in the trunk.
Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock are the hit men who follow her. What Betty is chasing, besides a new beginning although she can't remember the old life is her beloved, Dr. David Ravell Greg Kinnear.
Only problem: Dr. To say any more regarding what develops would be too much, but Nurse Betty is certainly original. Its hit men are, like the hired killers of Pulp Fiction, are violent yet philosophical, its take on soap operas terrific spoof material, and its acting is the best feature of all.
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This has to be one of the best cast films in recent years. Renee Zellwegger is perfect for Nurse Betty, with the constant gleam in her eye that pushes her in her quest. Morgan Freeman brings his constant state of grace to the role of a killer at the end of his career, and Chris Rock is his partner, a man of rage and great impatience. Actually, the supporting cast is a Who's Who of television best character actors.
A unique film that is funny one moment and chilling the next, Nurse Betty is a mix of great acting, casting, and a terrific screenplay. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates.
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Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. The cast responds with rich performances that keep the comedy grounded with their depth of feeling. Even the often-grating Crispin Glover is effective, his vocal tics and bug-eyed stare used sparingly. Eckhart is the sole exception.
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Eckhart is a gifted actor — he showed extraordinary warmth in Erin Brockovich — but his work with LaBute he debuted in In the Company of Men is cramped, shrill and monotonous. Nurse Betty is something quite original: a comic meditation on our involvement with popular culture, one that honors the power of even the most banal and trivial art. Gary Mairs Archive.
Also in Film. But after the scalping, folks, the movie is nothing short of "scalp"tacular. The story begins with Betty, a diner waitress, on her birthday. Her husband, Del Aaron Eckhart , the mullet-toting, used-car salesman, bastard of a husband, says he has a "business" deal to work on and has to leave the house that night. He brings back Charlie and Wesley, two hitmen he thinks he is doing business with but who have actually been sent to kill him because he stole some cocaine from their boss.
As a twist, Betty is a huge soap opera fan and she watches the sugary "A Reason to Love" religiously. Once Del is killed, she spirals into a fantasy world in which she is searching for soap character Ravell, to whom she believes she was once engaged. The rest of the movie is her trip to California and Charlie and Wesley's search for her in order to recover the cocaine from the trunk of Betty's car.
Charlie develops his own fascination with Betty, who he sees in his mind as graceful and fragile, even though he's never met her. In his mind, she's close to the perfect woman.