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Nim's Island (2008)

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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

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Edmund's Father
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Edmund's Mother
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Australian Tourist #2
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Blue-Haired Woman
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Storyline

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG for mild adventure action and brief language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£820,218 (UK) (2 May 2008)

Gross:

$48,006,503 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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The Australian sea lions used in the film are named Spud and Friday. Both reside at Sea World Australia, and shared the role of Selkie. See more »

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When Alexandra Rover is drowning during the storm, it shows bottles of Purell floating next to her. However, her Purell was confiscated at the airport in San Francisco. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jack: What are you afraid of?
Alex Rover: Everything!
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Followed by Return to Nim's Island (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay Up Late
(1985)
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz), Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth (as Martina Weymouth)
Performed by Talking Heads
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awesome family movie!
1 January 2009 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

I really love this movie! if you ask me to describe this movie in one word, I'll say 'sweet'. This is a very good movie to watch with your entire family! the plot is good, the actor and the actress act really good and the story is very unique and interesting. There are not many good movie like this, which can entertain you, and give you some 'wow' feeling when the movie is over. But don't expect to see a very beautiful movie with a very good message inside, because this is not a type of a movie like that. it's not a kind of movie like Pan's Labyrinth, maybe it's a little bit like Bridge to Terabithia, a wonderful fiction movie. But still, it's worth to watch! it guarantee it will entertain you with its unique!


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