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Nell [DVD] [1994]

Release Date:02/03/2004
Michael Apted's 1994 drama Nell comes to DVD for the first time from 20th Century Fox. The film is presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Sound. Audio commentary tracks are provided by director Apted and star Jodie Foster. The disc also contains a behind-the-scenes featurette and a theatrical trailer. This is a recommended disc for an Academy Award-nominated film.

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    Special Features

    • Director commentary by Michael Apted
    • Actor commentary by Jodie Foster
    • Behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned


    A woman is brought to civilization after spending her life in the wilds in this drama. Dr. Jerome Lovell (Liam Neeson) happens upon a shack deep in the woods, where he discovers a strange woman who appears to be about 30, speaking an incomprehensible language. The woman, named Nell (Jodie Foster), was raised in the cabin by her late mother, who was incapacitated by strokes (Nell speaks English, but distorted -- as it was by her mother's infirmities); with the exception of her twin sister, who died as a child, Nell has had contact with no other human being. Lovell brings in a psychiatrist, Dr. Paula Olsen (Natasha Richardson) to help determine what, if anything, should be done for Nell; Olsen thinks that Nell should be committed to an institution, but Lovell demands a period of unobtrusive observation instead. When it becomes obvious that the courts will demand that Nell be hospitalized for psychiatric observation, Lovell and Olsen take it upon themselves to gently introduce Nell to the outside world. Jodie Foster's performance in Nell earned her an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress, and she won the Screen Actor's Guild award in that category. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jodie Foster
      Jodie Foster - Nell
    • Liam Neeson
      Liam Neeson - Jerome Lovell
    • Natasha Richardson
      Natasha Richardson - Paula Olsen
    • Richard Libertini
      Richard Libertini - Alexander Paley
    • Nick Searcy
      Nick Searcy - Todd Peterson

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