Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.
Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
Nell is a girl who's been brought up in an isolated world. The only people she knew were her mother and twin sister, Mae. They lived together in a cottage in the forest. Nobody has ever met Nell. After her mother's death, she's discovered by Jerome, the local doctor. He's fascinated by her, since she speaks a mangled language, developed by her and Mae growing up, "twin speak" if you will. But Paula, a psychology student, wants her observed in a laboratory. The judge decides they get three months to observe her in the forest, after which he'll decide about her future.Written by
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A successful four-membered South Korean indie-rock band named themselves Nell after this movie. See more »
When the journalist from the Charlotte Tribune, Mike Ibarra, introduces himself to Nell, he pronounces his last name "E-bear-a." When Ibarra introduces himself to Jerome Lovell just seconds later, he pronounces his last name "E-bar-a." See more »
To think I was going to be the one to change her life.
Don't you know? You were the first.
The first what?
To need her.
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My comments have little to do with the quality of the movie. However, I think it was exceptionally well done. I found myself wishing there was more to the story to fill in parts that seemed to be missing. Like the five year jump just before the last scene. So I found the book called 'Nell', which is based on the screenplay for the movie, and I read it. But the book added little to the story. Although my hunger for a more comprehensive story was not to be satisfied, I was more than compensated for this imagined shortcoming when I finally realized what the movie was really about. To me the essence of the story of 'Nell' is Nell's ability to look deeply into a person's eyes, to communicate from her soul to yours, letting you know absolutely that she cares about you. Although this ability of Nell's constitutes only a small part of the story, I believe it is responsible for the miraculous recovery of the Sheriff's wife from the depths of her long time depression. It also accounts for the effect Nell had on people in the courtroom. It is a human story. It is a spiritual story.
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