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Nell (1994)

Director: Michael Apted     Starring: Jodie Foster
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40236453
UPC: 024543110361
UPC 14: 00024543110361
Sales Rank: 3225
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The lives of a doctor and a psychologist are unexpectedly transformed by a reclusive woman raised in the woods who speaks a strange, impenetrable language dubbed 'nellish'.

"You must see Jodie Foster, an incredible performance. A wonderful film.  Joel Seigel, Good Morning America

Editor's Note
The backwoods of North Carolina is where Nell (Jodie Foster) lives, all alone. She has her own form of language and no idea of a world beyond her small plot of land. Then civilization enters her life in the form of two doctors (Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson), who discover the untamed wild child. Now that they have come to study her, Nell's life will never be the same again--but neither will theirs. Based on Mark Handley's play IDIOGLOSSIA, which means a language for one, NELL is an intriguing look at a person who has grown up without any contact with the modern world--like the famous wild boy of Aveyron portrayed in François Truffaut's WILD CHILD. Foster is excellent in delivering Nell's unique language and body movements, while Neeson and Richardson are intense in their sparring over how Nell should be treated. For eclectic director Michael Apted, this film is just one of several (COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER and GORILLAS IN THE MIST) he has made about women who are not easily categorized. NELL is also the first film from Foster's production company, Egg Pictures.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/10/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1994
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2221036
Video UPC UPC: 00024543110361
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jodie Foster
Video Cast Info Liam Neeson
Video Cast Info Natasha Richardson
Video Cast Info Richard Libertini
Video Cast Info Mark Isham - Composer
Video Cast Info Renee Missel - Producer
Video Cast Info Jon Hutman - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Mark Handley - Story
Video Cast Info Mark Handley - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jodie Foster - Producer
Video Cast Info Dante Spinotti - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Susan Lyall - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Jim Clark - Editor
Video Cast Info William Nicholson - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Michael Apted - Director
Plot Summary
A woman who has lived in the wild with hardly any human contact is discovered by a pair of scientists. They try to study her and decipher her language and her amazing story, ultimately learning more about themselves.

Memorable Quotes

"You have big things. You know big things. But you don't look into each other's eyes. And you're hungry for quietness."----Jerome Lovell (Liam Neeson) translating Nell (Jodie Foster) to the court

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Ethereal visuals..." 02/03/1995 p.4D

Entertainment Weekly
"...Foster gives an audacious performance..." 01/13/1995 p.41

Los Angeles Times
"...By the time NELL is over, Foster's passionate performance will make almost everyone believe..." 12/14/1994 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...NELL is an effective film, and a moving one. That is largely because of the strange beauty of Jodie Foster's performance..." 12/23/1994 p.33

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Foster,Jodie
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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