Human Nature Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Human Nature the Movie

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Offbeat and charming screwball comedy stars Arquette as Lila, a sweet kid with a hairy problem--extreme hirsutism--which forces her to become a reclusive nature writer living in the woods. Her sex drive finally forces her back to civilization, where she finds a sympathetic electrologist (Perez) who sets her up with repressed scientist Nathan (Robbins). As a result of his uber-repressed upbringing, Nathan is on a quest to teach mice good table manners, but when the couple finds a woods-dwelling wildman (Ifans), he has something new to experiment on and tries to teach nature-boy to be civilized, despite his raging libido. Eccentric feature debut of Gallic director Gondry is a quirky study of three characters at odds with their own true nature and trying to fit into a judgmental society. In keeping with the offbeat humor of writer/co-producer Kaufman's "Being John Malkovich."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from United States, French.

Cast and Crew

Death & the Afterlife, Science & Scientists, Sex & Sexuality
Charlie Kaufman
Tim Robbins, Rhys Ifans, Patricia Arquette, Miranda Otto, Robert Forster, Mary Kay Place, Miguel (Michael) Sandoval, Toby Huss, Peter Dinklage, Rosie Perez
Tim Maurice-Jones
Michel Gondry
Graeme Revell
Drew Kunin, Tracy McKnight, Russell Icke, Peter Andrus, Nancy Steiner, K.K. Barrett
Ted Hope, Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, StudioCanal, Good Machine, Beverly Detroit Studios, Partizan Films, Fine Line Features


Natl. Bd. of Review 2002: Screenplay.

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