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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 »

Director:

Tina Rathborne

Writers:

Tina Rathborne, Frantisek Daniel (dramaturge)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Johnes ... Phoebe
Isabella Rossellini ... Mademoiselle
Glynis Johns ... Co-Co
Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee ... Nora
David Lynch ... Willie
Joe Morton ... Earl
Courtney Vickery Courtney Vickery ... Dora
Lindsay Dickon Lindsay Dickon ... Kitty
Jason McCall Jason McCall ... Alexander
Aaron Boone Aaron Boone ... David
Lee Lively Lee Lively ... Elegant Gentleman / Record Narration (voice)
John Raynes John Raynes ... Bus Driver
Lynn Hallowell Lynn Hallowell ... Waitress
Michael Stanton Kennedy ... Taxi Driver
Rick Warner Rick Warner ... Policeman
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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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phoebe See more »

Filming Locations:

Charles City, Virginia, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Soundtracks

Trumpet Voluntary
Written by Jeremiah Clarke
Arranged by Lee Ashley, BMI
Published by Software Music, BMI
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An underrated film
28 February 2000 | by RagnarokSee all my reviews

Zelly and Me is a very good movie about a little girl's relationship with her grandmother. Isabella Rossellini is wonderful as usual as the girl's nanny, Zelly. David Lynch also is excellent as Willie, Zelly's boyfriend. With the relationships between the four main characters, the movie manages to intelligently portray real motivations in why people act the way they do when it might seem more logical to act in some other way. Zelly and Me is at times touching, but not overly sentimental. Everyone in the cast gives convincing, realistic performances.


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