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  • 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
  • 11 year old Nim lost her mother as an infant. Since then she has lived alone with her father, marine biologist Jack Rusoe, on an isolated island in the South Pacific. There are no other human beings on the island, but Nim has developed a close relationship to the sea lion Selkie, the lizard Fred, and the pelican Galileo - and to fictitious characters in her favorite novels. When Jack goes out in his boat to find new nanoplanktons, Nim stays alone on the island. A devastating storm is coming, Jack loses his cell phone, and after a couple of days Nim fears that something terrible has happened. Via email she begs the fictitious hero Alex Rover to come and help her. What Nim doesn't know is that the real person she contacts is the female author Alexandra Rover. She is a borderline agoraphobic, who hasn't left her house in San Francisco for 16 weeks. Trigged by her fictitious character Alex Rover, Alexandra at last starts the long journey by airplane, boat and helicopter to reach Nim. In the meantime tourists from a luxury cruiser invades Nim's island. Nim uses all possible means to fight them, and succeeds to drive them away before Alexandra finally arrives to the island. Together they wait for news about what has happened to Jack .

    - Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}
  • Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.

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

    - Written by IMDb editor


Nim's Island tells the story of a young girl named Nim (Abigail Breslin). She lives on a beautiful uncharted island with her father Jack Rusoe (Gerard Butler)...

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