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Nim's Island (2008)

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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Cast

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Michael Carman ...
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Purser
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First Mate
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Ensign (as Christopher Baker)
Maddison Joyce ...
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Russell Butler ...
Old Fisherman
Colin Gibson ...
Cruise Director
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Australian Tourist #1
Andrew Nason ...
Australian Tourist #2
Dorothy Thorsen ...
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla de Nim  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,210,579, 6 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,006,503, 22 August 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,074,624, 25 February 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nim gives her location to Alex as 20°S, 162°W. That is just west of Cook Islands and Arutanga in the South Pacific, and about 3,000km NE of New Zealand. There's no charted island there. See more »

Goofs

When Nim goes underwater in the storm, it is clear to see in one shot she is wearing goggles. See more »

Quotes

Jack: You got so much of your mother in you, you know that?
Nim Rusoe: That's a good thing, right?
Jack: Yeah, good. Sure. Unfortunately I could never win a fight with her, either.
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Connections

Featured in Getaway: Episode #17.9 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Day
(2000)
Written by Adam Clayton, The Edge (as Dave Evans), Bono (as Paul David Hewson), and Larry Mullen Jr. (as Larry Mullen)
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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GREAT MOVIE , simply amazing
13 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

Forget the bad comments, this movie is simply awesome, according to me. Fascinating, and keeps you hooked, and absolutely no violence. Great family movie, and great acting by Nim and Alexandra. Wonderful cinematography and cool locations. Just watch it. I always love movies with islands and lots of ocean stuff. The story is well planned, and the locations are very very cool.

This movie is worth watching for those people who love island and water movies. The kid Nim captures the audience attention, and Jodie Foster makes a wonderful performance.

Over and all, a great family movie.


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