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Nurse Betty

Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Morgan Freeman, Renee Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Crispin Glover, Allison Janney & Pruitt Taylor Vince

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks, five deleted scenes, hidden goodies (hint: click around on the main and soap opera scenes mensu.), nine scenes from A Reason To Love, the theatrical trailer and TV spots, production notes booklet, and DVD-ROM extras.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): USA Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 963060180-2
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/03/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Neil LaBute
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Addicted to her daytime soap, A Reason To Love, Betty Sizemore (Zellweger) never misses an episode. One fateful day, while curled up in front of her TV, her good-for-nuthin

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits bold, vibrant colors that border oversaturation at times. Some scenes, like in Rosa

The sonic presentation delivered by the Dolby

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DVD-ROM Review:
This title does not have anything to install, and is also one of the few titles that are not PCFriendly compatible. Because of this, Nurse Betty also has an extreme lack in features. What is available, are a Script, and the Original Theatrical Web site. The Script can be found by opening your DVD drive folder, and then running the file script.htm. The script comes up as an html document, so it does not have access to the video portion of your DVD, which means viewing the film while reading the script becomes quite challenging. Opening the file website.htm will show you the Theatrical Web site, which is fairly boring. This site includes credits for the film, a story synopsis, and 11 still photos from the film. Since this title really has nothing interesting to offer, and does not include anything worthy of using, I am forced to spurn Nurse Betty by rating it Disappointing. (Danny Richelieu)