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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 ...
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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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A deep but sad movie
10 August 2003 | by (Southern New Jersey USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie once, but to me it's so sad. A strict grandmother who's only duty is to prevent her grandaughter from being rebellious like the girl's mother, never seems to provide enough love for her. When Zelly notices Phoebe burnt herself, CoCo fires Zelly, and pushes Phoebe into her parents bedroom because "she's now a big girl" and throws Phoebe's toys including her Teddy bear away. Zelly tries to rescue Phoebe, but at the last minute she and her boyfriend who attempted to kidnap knows it's wrong, and sends her back. Phoebe, must face the fact of living with her strict Grandmother, and with a pair of white socks makes a doll for herself. I do see some good parts in this movie, but it's way too sad for me to watch.


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