What does Chickabee mean in Nell?
Biddy can also refer to a newly-hatched chick (source), so chickabee might be translated as an endearment such as “dear baby chick”, “dear one”, or “my beloved.”A third possibility is that it was used by her mother to describe Nell and May as being as alike as two chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans).
How old was Nell in the movie Nell?
Country doctor Jerry Lovell (Liam Neeson) finds Nell (Jodie Foster) living in an isolated cabin in the North Carolina woods. Almost 30 years old, Nell has presumably never had contact with any person except her late mother, and speaks a unique, incomprehensible language.
Is Nell a good movie?
Nell is an effective film, and a moving one. That is largely because of the strange beauty of Jodie Foster’s performance as Nell, and the warmth of the performance by Liam Neeson, as a doctor who finds himself somehow responsible for her.