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Zelly and Me (1988)

PG | | Drama | 15 April 1988 (USA)
A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor (David Lynch's first ... See full summary »

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Phoebe
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Mademoiselle Zelly
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Co-Co
Kaiulani Lee ...
Nora
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Earl
Courtney Vickery ...
Dora
Lindsay Dickon ...
Kitty
Jason McCall ...
Alexander
Aaron Boone ...
David
Lee Lively ...
Elegant Gentleman Record Narrator
John Raynes ...
Bus Driver
Lynn Hallowell ...
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Taxi Driver
Rick Warner ...
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A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor (David Lynch's first real acting role) to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the often cruel grandmother cannot offer the orphan the love that she needs. Ends with an unpredictable plot twist. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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It touched and melted my heart into tears.
3 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The director did understood the work of heart. She brought both good and bad sides of human beings to the screen and show us how to live strongly in this world. Isbella Rossellini did her great job of being the best nanny ever. She made us believe in love and mercy that we almost think they were lost on the way to the modern world. I also fell in love with the girl in the story. She reminded me of the day when I was young.


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