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Nim's Island
Abigail Breslin and Jodie Foster




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Based on the popular children's novel of the same name by Wendy Orr, NIM'S ISLAND follows the adventures of Nim Rusoe (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE's Abigail Breslin), a spirited young girl who lives on a remote island with her scientist dad, Jack (300's Gerard Butler), and a host of animal companions, including an iguana, a sea lion, and a sea turtle. Nim's idyllic life gets shaken up, however, when her father goes missing while on an ocean outing. Seeking help to find Jack, Nim contacts her favorite literary hero, explorer Alex Rover (also played by Butler), who, in reality, is uptight--and distinctly unadventurous--author Alexa Rover (Jodie Foster). Against her better judgment, Alexa journeys to Nim's faraway home, setting a series of thrilling and funny moments in motion. Directed and written (in part) by the husband/wife team of Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, NIM'S ISLAND revels in its fanciful premise, never getting hung up on its unrealistic plot points. (E-mail on an extremely secluded island?) While Breslin and Butler are charming, the real revelation is witnessing the oft-serious Foster ham it up in a role requires plenty of slapstick, fish-out-of-water moments. Although teens might roll their eyes at NIM'S unapologetically sugary scenes, younger children will enjoy the giddy mood present of the ISLAND.

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Overview

Based on the popular children's novel of the same name by Wendy Orr, NIM'S ISLAND follows the adventures of Nim Rusoe (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE's Abigail Breslin), a spirited young girl who lives on a remote island with her scientist dad, Jack (300's Gerard Butler), and a host of animal companions, including an iguana, a sea lion, and a sea turtle. Nim's idyllic life gets shaken up, however, when her father goes missing while on an ocean outing. Seeking help to find Jack, Nim contacts her favorite literary hero, explorer Alex Rover (also played by Butler), who, in reality, is uptight--and distinctly unadventurous--author Alexa Rover (Jodie Foster). Against her better judgment, Alexa journeys to Nim's faraway home, setting a series of thrilling and funny moments in motion. Directed and written (in part) by the husband/wife team of Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, NIM'S ISLAND revels in its fanciful premise, never getting hung up on its unrealistic plot points. (E-mail on an extremely secluded island?) While Breslin and Butler are charming, the real revelation is witnessing the oft-serious Foster ham it up in a role requires plenty of slapstick, fish-out-of-water moments. Although teens might roll their eyes at NIM'S unapologetically sugary scenes, younger children will enjoy the giddy mood present of the ISLAND.

Main Cast & Crew

Mark Levin - Director
Jennifer Flackett - Director
Abigail Breslin
Jodie Foster
Gerard Butler
Alphonso McAuley
Morgan Griffin
Jay Laga'aia
Sean Keenan
Maddison Joyoce
Rhonda Doyle
Christopher Baker

 

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  • Format: DVD (Widescreen)
  • Run Time: 95
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543527527
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (for mild adventure action and brief language)
  • Release Date: August 2008

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Reviews:
"As played by Abigail Breslin with her trademark youthful intelligence, Nim is endearing, enthusiastic, resourceful and imaginative." - 04/04/2008 USA Today


"It's a fun story, particularly in its playful, creative sense of the relationship between fiction and reality." - 04/04/2008 Los Angeles Times


"It's hard to imagine kids not enjoying the goodhearted, lovingly shot fantasy of it all, and Breslin is charming..." -- Grade: B - 04/18/2008 Entertainment Weekly, p.49


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his three-pronged adventure story, set largely on a remote island in the South Pacific, is pacy, pretty and generally good fun." - 06/01/2008 Empire, p.56


3 stars out of 5 -- "Imaginative sequences like animation and animal antics pepper the already complex story with visions of fantasy, making NIM'S ISLAND a thorough entertainment experience." - 05/01/2008 Ultimate DVD, p.64

 

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