Nell Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Nell the Movie

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"Wild child" story--adult version. When illiterate, barely verbal backwoods Nell (Foster) is discovered after her stroke-afflicted mother's death, she's placed in the care of a doctor (Neeson) and psychologist (Richardson) who have different ideas about how to bring her into society. Unfairly dismissed by some as self-indulgent, Foster's raw, physical performance is truly mesmerizing; dull script, unconvincingly tidy ending, and gross over-sentimentality are what disappoint. From the play "Idioglossia" by Mark Handley.


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Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Doctors & Nurses, Shrinks, Adapted from a Play
William Nicholson
Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini
Michael Apted


Screen Actors Guild 1994: Actress (Foster).

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