A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most. In the power struggle that ensues, an unusual love triangle emerges exposing the perversities of the human heart and the idiosyncrasies of the civilized mind. Human Nature is a comical examination of the trappings of desire in a world where both nature and culture are idealized.Written by
In a 2014 interview, body double actress Laura Grady talked about doubling for Patricia Arquette. "I had a part in that where I played one girl who was naked onscreen, and then I was also Patricia Arquette's body double. I remember Rhys Ifans being very shy. It's really funny -- when you work with another body double, we're laughing about stuff, like we're waiting tables. But when you work with the actor, they get so shy. They think because I'm a body double, that I do it all the time, that I'm not shy -- but of course I am a little bit!" See more »
Puff was raised by a madman who never taught him basic language skills or anything about human life. So how does he know the story of being stolen from his mother's apartment? See more »
I loved this film. Everyone in it was sharp. It may be slow to build up in laughs, but I didn't mind one bit. The always great Arquette held it all in for me. Robbins was excellent, too. (as always- hey Tim, I want to see another directed feature from you!) Highly recommeded for fans of "intellectual" comedy. Some classic moments....
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