Zelly and Me (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 15, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this drama, young Phoebe (Alexandra Johnes) is sent to live with her wealthy grandmother (Glynis Johns) after both of her parents are tragically killed. As Phoebe attempts to accustom herself to her new life with her stern grandmother, she becomes very attached to her governess, Zelly (Isabella Rossellini). However, when her jealous grandmother discovers that her granddaughter has grown closer to the hired help than with her own flesh and blood, she fires all of the employees, much to Phoebe's dismay.

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betrayal, coming-of-age, generation-gap, grandchildren, grandmother, orphan, over-protective, possessiveness, teenagers, wealth