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Movie Question: Nell

You know, the one with Jodie Foster - and the random language.

Can anyone tell me what happened to the twin, May? I know the skeleton was there. Did she just fall down there and die? Isn't it a bit random that the mother didn't go and get her back and bury her properly? Or did something more sinister happen?

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I don't remember it being explained - but I don't think it was sinister, just that maybe Nell's mother wasn't quite right in the head (strokes or emotional trauma or both)

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hwat movie is this? *confused?

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Chick-a-pea!

Sorry, about the third time I heard Jodie Foster squacking chick-a-pea and I realized Liam Neeson wasn't doing a full frontal scene, I left the theatre. I mean, I bore easily, and this didn't have anything to hold my interest. Jodie has two Oscars, which is better than me, so she really didn't need a vote for this. I thought it was a turkey. Anyway, Patricia Neal does a REALLY good imitation of the language in this and it's really funny and degrading, but obviously, it doesn't translate well onto a message board and it is between us girls.

From what I recall about the previews, the mother had had a stroke and she and the two daughters developed their own language based on how the stroke woman talked because Jodie wasn't exposed to the real world, so her language was the stroke language of the mother. I remember, the sister died, but I can't remember the details. She either tripped in the forest or croaked of natural causes and they tossed her into the forest.

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skewer-in-da-belly.......... the twin died, wasn't it Cholera? I could be wrong.
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I have to say, for a relatively lousy movie, we seem to be putting together some good Nell talk.

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I liked Nell... I thought she was robbed of the Oscar. I mean Blue Sky/Jessica Lange...

"I can see the radiation coming off of youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!". Yay, that's a groundbreaking performance. Pffttt, stuffy old Oscah voters.
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I didn't like the court room scene, and Jodie Foster has been better. It left me a bit cold.

I just thought the skeleton being just left there was creepy, and unexplained...

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I liked Nell... I thought she was robbed of the Oscar. I mean Blue Sky/Jessica Lange...

"I can see the radiation coming off of youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!". Yay, that's a groundbreaking performance. Pffttt, stuffy old Oscah voters.
Is that who Jodie lost to? Anyway, I'm 86, so I get confused. That was a pretty lame year for Best Actress, I will have to admit, almost as bad as 1975. Hell, though, I did vote for Jessica Lange, she's been so great over the years and been in so many things, it was more a career/no one else to vote for Oscar. Keep in mind, it's real hard to win a third Oscar, especially when you've just won 2, so she didn't have a chance. I mean the likes of Jack Nicolson, Ingrid Bergman, and Katharine Hepburn couldn't manage three in that short a time. Also, I really thought the movie was sort of silly, I think it lost some votes with the older crowd.

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I didn't like the court room scene, and Jodie Foster has been better. It left me a bit cold.

I just thought the skeleton being just left there was creepy, and unexplained...
Them's mountain folks, t'ain't burled wood boxes and lavish flowers when you croak. When you bite the dust, you're literally tossed in the woods.

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Is that who Jodie lost to? Anyway, I'm 86, so I get confused. That was a pretty lame year for Best Actress, I will have to admit, almost as bad as 1975. Hell, though, I did vote for Jessica Lange, she's been so great over the years and been in so many things, it was more a career/no one else to vote for Oscar. Keep in mind, it's real hard to win a third Oscar, especially when you've just won 2, so she didn't have a chance. I mean the likes of Jack Nicolson, Ingrid Bergman, and Katharine Hepburn couldn't manage three in that short a time. Also, I really thought the movie was sort of silly, I think it lost some votes with the older crowd.
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