Aug 17, 2011Surprisingly good. A story of a delusioned, not especially intellectual woman going on a search for her favorite doctor who she loves. She ofcourse doesn`t know that he is just an actor. The story is funny, with Betty getting in all kinds of trouble. The villains are sleek, clever and trace her every step right into the final. This is one of those average movies which is taken into above-average level by a wonderful cast. All of the acting : Morgan Freeman, Rene Zellweger, Chris Rock, Aaron Eckhart and Greg Kinnear showed excelled performance , creating believable and likable characters. You would think you quit watching the film after 20minutes (naaaah), but you suddenly notice you watched the whole thing with a smile on your face all the time, and enjoyed it. Everything else in this movie is average.… Expand
GilbertDec 12, 2002I don't know that we needed to actually SEE Chris Rock... [Spoiler Deleted]. And it is aimless and unfocused. But. It's also funny, touching and oddly compelling, and it's got good performances from Zellweger, Freeman and Rock. Plus, Alison "5'11 My Jim Royle" Janney is in it. So it can't be bad.… Expand
Aug 31, 2013Although I found it an interesting concept, I found it quite hard to engage with any of the characters. Having said that, I did find I had a bit of a soft spot for Betty. It’s pretty well made, although I did feel I was watching a soap half the time. There were far too many coincidental events going on that allowed the plot to progress. The performances were all pretty good with Renée Zellweger easily standing out. Morgan Freeman was, well, Morgan Freeman; he just seems to play every part the same these days. Chris Rock was a bit of a surprise for me, playing the hot headed Wesley with great aplomb and a great degree of swearing. Over all though, I found it a little disappointing despite the decent performances, it never really got going.
SteelMonster’s verdict: RECOMMENDED (Just)
My score: 5.9/10.… Expand
Feb 1, 2011I think this movie tried to appeal to too many different "tastes". A clever plot line which just fell flat. I kept waiting and waiting to see what the climax of the movie would deliver and, like a Domino's delivery boy with a flat tire, just didn't deliver at all. Renee was likeable and true to typecast (at the time), but couldn't save this dud.… Expand