Human Nature

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"In the Interest of Civilization … Conform."
  • R
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.4  (18,859)
  • 56

The movie Human Nature from 2001 is a quirky and offbeat comedy-drama directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film stars Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, and Rhys Ifans in the lead roles. The story is centered around a behavioral psychologist, Dr. Nathan Bronfman (played by Tim Robbins), and his quest to teach a wild man, Puff (Rhys Ifans), who was raised in the forest by his father to live a civilized life. Nathan believes that Puff's behavior can be corrected with the help of his theories of behavioral control.

However, Nathan's approach to behavior modification is questioned by Lila Jute (Patricia Arquette), a woman with a severe case of hypertrichosis, which causes excessive body hair growth. With the help of Nathan, Lila tries to find acceptance in society despite her condition.

As Nathan's relationship with Lila grows, they begin to explore their own unconventional desires and sexuality. Meanwhile, Puff becomes involved with a woman named Louise (played by Miranda Otto), who is also trying to escape her own troubled past.

The film explores the nature of human behavior and questions the boundaries of society's expectations. It presents a satirical take on the human desire for conformity and the lengths we'll go to fit in.

With its unique storytelling style, the film features a series of flashbacks and dream sequences, which add to the surreal nature of the plot. It also features a distinctive soundtrack, which enhances the film's offbeat tone.

The performances by the lead cast are exceptional, with Tim Robbins delivering a sharp and witty portrayal of a psychologist trying to impose his theories on others. Patricia Arquette is equally impressive as the hairy Lila, who struggles to find a place in the world. Rhys Ifans steals the show with his portrayal of the feral Puff, who manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking.

Overall, Human Nature is an unusual and thought-provoking film that challenges viewers' perceptions of human behavior. It is a film that is highly worth watching for fans of offbeat comedies and drama.

Human Nature is a 2001 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 56.

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