In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell, a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Director: Michael Apted
Nell received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the cast but criticised the screenplay.
The film grossed approximately a total of $110m worldwide.
Jodie Foster has declared that this role is her personal favourites.
The source play, written by Mark Handley, tells the story of Poto and Cabengo, twins who developed their own secret language. It's based on his experience living in the Cascade Mountains in the 70's.
Ally Sheedy turned down the role of Nell.
IMDB rating of over 6/10.