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Betty (1997)

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The world's most famous actress freaks out on the set of her latest Christmas blockbuster and runs away to hide in the unlikely setting of Palm Springs. She meets three men who, like the ... See full summary »

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The world's most famous actress freaks out on the set of her latest Christmas blockbuster and runs away to hide in the unlikely setting of Palm Springs. She meets three men who, like the Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, help her find her way home. Written by <nonya@biznez.com>

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The world's biggest movie star is missing. Nobody's gonna find her until she finds herself.

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An emotional tornado sends an actress over the rainbow to find herself.
30 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A kooky paranoid actress (Cheryl Pollack), feeling out of place in her life and career, disappears in the midst of filming a $70 million dollar movie, and begins a journey down the bricky road of self rediscovery. On her trail is her therapist/manager (Holland Taylor), who flies between being bubbles and glitter supportive and evil mean wicked and nasty dictatorial. As she winds her way through the forest of self re-evaluation, she teams up with three unusual individuals (Stephen Gregory, Dan O"Donahue, Ron Perlman) who, in teaching her the tricks of their trades, re-awaken her faith in her own brain, heart and courage, and remind her that she knows where her home is...and there's no place like it.

This is a quirky comedy with a unique style, some fantastic double meaning dialogue, and good performances. If you're looking for a different kind of laugh, with cereal filled swimming pools, topical muscle relaxants and bad golf, along with a touch of dreams, follow "Betty."

Favorite Line(s): "Evel Knievel, he was my hero. He helped me through my childhood. I saw him break his back four times!" "What's wrong with this thing (cigarette lighter)?" "It's childproof." "Childproof?! A g*dd*mn f*cking scientist couldn't make this thing work!"

Worth a rent/buy used.


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