By Leah Greenblatt
Updated April 09, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Philip Bray

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

Nim's Island

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 96 minutes
director
  • Jennifer Flackett
  • Mark Levin

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