Nell is the story of a young woman who lived in the back woods of North Carolina. She had grown up with her mother, a partially paralyzed woman and the only other human being (besides a deceased sister) Nell had ever known.
When authorities learn the mother had died, they found Nell. After so many years of isolation, Nell had developed her own language. Two doctors with differing ideas of how to best help Nell set out to learn about her and try to protect her from exploitation.
The story is very heartwarming. It’s a family friendly film, but probably for older kids. There is some nudity, but it isn’t sexual.
The film was released in 1994 and stars Jodie Foster.
I’m not sure if the plot is based on a true story or not. If anyone knows, I’d love to find out. A quick Google search only yielded links about the film its self.
I give it a five out of five spoons on the spoonworthy scale – grin!