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Nim's Island

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Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin, ...
Philip Bray

Nim's Island

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
96 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/04/08
performer:
Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
director:
Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Jennifer Flackett, Joseph Kwong, Mark Levin, Paula Mazur
genre:
ActionAdventure, Kids and Family

We gave it a B

Abigail Breslin stars in Nim’s Island as a young girl living on a remote tropical outpost with only her scientist father (Gerard Butler) and a passel of anthropomorphized animal friends. When dad goes missing on a solo research trip, Nim reaches out to her literary hero, the dashing adventurer Alex Rover. Alex, it turns out, is actually an Alexandra — played as a neurotic, Purell-pumping agoraphobe by Jodie Foster. It’s hard to imagine kids not enjoying the good-hearted, lovingly shot fantasy of it all, and Breslin is charming, though most viewers past puberty will likely yearn to be voted off the Island. B