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
When Alex is running on the hall in Borneo Airport, there's poster on the wall that promotes Jogja Tourism. Jogja (Yogyakarta) is a different province in Indonesia located on a completely different island, Java Island. See more »
It is unlikely that the small plane Alex took could have reached Rarotonga, as it would be too long a flight from Borneo. See more »
My dad always told me stories about her- How she was this great oceanographer. Stories about the baby they had and how my mom just had to name her... Nim. She invented that name. At least that's how my dad tells the story. That's all my mother is to me now- just these stories. But they're really some amazing stories. Like the one he calls "The Oceanographer and the Great Blue Whale". Once upon a time, the oceanographer went out on the wide-open sea to find out what was in the ...
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Now granted, this wasn't a movie I wanted to see, just a movie I saw whilst spending time with my best friend and her (kindergarten aged) son. Not to say its a horrid waste of time, but if you are over the age of oh, 12 or so and don't have a youngling to tag along...don't bother. It'll be on HBO soon enough. I didn't care for Breslin's character and spent most of the movie with my palm itching (to smack Nim's bratty face off, that is). I will say that this movie raised my opinion of Jodie Foster considerably, her soup mad agoraphobic writer was excellent. Gerard Butler was marvelous, as usual, and the pair of them more or less carried the movie. (Watch your back, Harrison)
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