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NURSE BETTY

USA, 2000 (MIFF 2001, International Panorama)

Director: Neil LaBute

" Nurse Betty takes a case of amnesia and spins into an irresistible mixture of sadness and hilarity. At it's giddiest peaks the movie, directed by Neil LaBute ( Your Friends and Neighbours, MIFF 1999) produces that shivery feeling

when your heart melts but at thew same moment you want to burst out laughing. It is the finest American comedy since Flirting With Disaster, another road movie that never ran out of poignantly funny surprises" -- New York Times

Betty Sizemore ( Rene Zellweger) accidently witnesses the murder of her cheating car salesman husband. Shocked into a state of 'Post Traumatic Stress', Betty seems unfazed and embarks on a cross-country fantasy in pursuit of an egotistical actor who plays star heart surgeon Dr. David Ravell ( Greg Kinnear), on her favorite daytime soap. Unbeknownst to Betty, her husbands slayers ( Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock) become convinced she is the key to locating a lost haul of drugs.

"Nurse Betty keeps spring mad-whacked surprises. It's something truly special" - Rolling Stone.

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