Human Nature (2002)

Human Nature
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Sci-Fi
Keywords animal
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Graeme Revell Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tracy McKnight Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
KK Barrett Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Russell Icke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tim Maurice-Jones Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Charlie Kaufman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Haze J.F. Bergeron III Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Gene Serdena Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Peter Andrus Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Pierre Buffin Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Robert Milstein Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000002
Drew Kunin Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Barney Burman Prosthetic Makeup n/a 120936 13000002
Jeanne McCarthy Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Nancy Steiner Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Julie Fong Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Charlie Kaufman Producer n/a 3 3000004
Mary Kay Place Actor Nathan's Mother 1 1000006
Miguel Sandoval Actor Wendall the Therapist 1 1000007
Robert Forster Actor Nathan's Father 1 1000005
Miranda Otto Actor Gabrielle 1 1000004
Patricia Arquette Actor Lila Jute 1 1000002
Rhys Ifans Actor Puff 1 1000003
Toby Huss Actor Puff's Father 1 1000008
Peter Dinklage Actor Frank 1 1000009
Ted Hope Producer n/a 3 3000002
Spike Jonze Producer n/a 3 3000003
Anthony Bregman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michel Gondry Director n/a 2 2000001
Rosie Perez Actor Louise 1 1000010
Hilary Duff Actor Young Lila 1 1000011
Tim Robbins Actor Nathan Bronfman 1 1000001
Synopsis
Lila, a young woman with a severe hormonal condition, is forced to hide her malady and eventually leave society for the solitude she finds in nature. While in the forest she writes novels that become wildly successful. Once famous, she returns to society and starts looking for a man. With the help of her success and her therapist Louise, she starts dating Nathan, a repressed scientist who teaches table manners to mice. One day Lila and Nathan are hiking in the woods and discover Puff, a feral man who had been raised in the woods as an ape by his mentally ill father. Nathan decides to take Puff to his lab and, using the methods he developed with mice, transforms Puff into an example of elegance and education. Everything seems too good to be true except for the small problem that as soon as Puff gets a taste of freedom, he rushes out to visit prostitutes. While Puff is struggling with his sexual urges, Nathan discovers Lila's condition and falls in love with his French assistant Gabrielle.