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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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Michael Carman ...
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Maddison Joyce ...
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Russell Butler ...
Old Fisherman
Colin Gibson ...
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Australian Tourist #1
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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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Rated PG for mild adventure action and brief language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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La isla de Nim  »

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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,210,579 (USA) (4 April 2008)

Gross:

$48,006,503 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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Trivia

Lulu Mickelson, the daughter of producer/screenwriter Paula Mazur, appears briefly in the airport scene as a passenger waiting in line at the security checkpoint. See more »

Goofs

(at around 22 mins) After the storm, Nim discovers there's power so she re-connects the solar panels. But when she goes back and turns on her computer, it re-boots to exactly the same page as it was last time which is not possible. See more »

Quotes

Nim Rusoe: Nobody invades my island and gets away with it.
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Connections

Followed by Return to Nim's Island (2013) See more »

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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 in more ways than one
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read many comments about predictability, blah, blah, blah! I found this film refreshingly entertaining for all ages. There was something for everyone. Being a female around the same age, I can relate to Jodie Foster since I practically grew up with her!! And I do feel it was great seeing her in a lighter movie than she's been making lately.

Abigail Breslin was cute as always. She definitely can hold her own, but then she always has.

Gerard Butler - well I can never say enough about him. That's why I put great movie in more ways than one. To see him in two roles was just great. My daughter who is 15 got me into him from "Phantom" to "Dear Frankie" to "300" (and I hate war movies usually) to "Tomb Raider" to "P.S. I Love You" and now this movie. We went with 4 of her friends, and after wards we had a discussion on which "Gerard" we liked better. The vote was four for the swash-buckling Alex Rover (myself included) to two for the more clean-cut Jack! We all agreed that we loved this movie.


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