is a 2000 film directed by Neil La Bute, based on the story by John C. Richards.
Traumatized as a result of witnessing her husband's brutal slaying, Betty (Renee Zellweger
), a small-town waitress and Soap Opera
fan, enters a fugue state that allows - even encourages - her to keep functioning... in a state of Alternate Reality
. Now living out the fantasy life of the erstwhile Nurse Betty, she is set on returning to the love of her life, the lead character on Betty's favorite medical soap opera... the fictional Dr. Ravell. What she doesn't know is that the hitmen, Charlie and Wesley, are after her next.
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