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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nim Rusoe
... Alexandra Rover
... Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
Michael Carman ... Captain
... Purser
... First Mate
... Ensign (as Christopher Baker)
Maddison Joyce ... Edmund
... Edmund's Father
... Shirley - Edmund's mother
Russell Butler ... Old Fisherman
Colin Gibson ... Cruise Director
... Australian Tourist #1
Andrew Nason ... Australian Tourist #2
Dorothy Thorsen ... Blue-Haired Woman
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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

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

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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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Mako island is nims island. See more »

Goofs

(at around 41 mins) When Alex Rover is trying to convince Alexandra Rover to go outside to the taxi, they show the door is latched. In the next scene Alex Rover walks over to the door and the latch is undone. See more »

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Nim Rusoe: 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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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
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc./Sire Records and EMI Records U.K.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and EMI Records U.K.
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awesome family movie!
1 January 2009 | by 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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