By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn't hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins...using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby's actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you'd least expect to justice. Written by
Look, if grindhouse isn't your thing, that's cool. I hate ballet. I would review every ballet I see as the most boring experience one could have in a theater. But as one of the best representatives of the genre given us in a long while, Nurse delivers just the right dose.
Is Paz de la Huerta going to win any Academy awards any time soon? Hell no she's not, but this isn't a movie in which you are expected to suspend disbelief any more than being on a roller coaster is trying to make you feel like you're driving on the freeway. This is over the top mayhem with hearty helpings of sex, gore and dark humor. For me her acting (and perhaps especially her voice over work) elevated the movie beyond what it would have been with a "good" actress. Frankly I'm not even sure much acting was required, as those familiar with Paz's real- life adventures might agree.
The rest of the cast is decent with Katrina Bowden bringing the requisite wide-eyed innocence about to be shattered, and Judd Nelson doing his best creepy shaggy mustache. But Paz and the smart, brisk writing are what breathes life into Nurse. And the gratuitous T&A certainly didn't hurt my enjoyment either.
Even so, if grindhouse is your ballet, you probably want to skip this.
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