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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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Purser
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First Mate
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Ensign (as Christopher Baker)
Maddison Joyce ...
Edmund
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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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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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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,210,579 (USA) (6 April 2008)

Gross:

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

The Australian sea lions used in the film are named Spud and Friday. Both reside at Sea World Australia, and shared the role of Selkie. 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

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

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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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Great film
31 March 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

While on holidays I managed to see this movie and I was pleasantly surprised. I have never liked Breslin but she is at her best in this movie and Jodie Foster will always be the magnificent Jodie Foster. Gerard Butler was also very funny and had me cracking up which is something a family movie has not made me do in a while. The story is good and witty and the movie is very family friendly. I think older teens would be bored because although I enjoyed it the story was a bit predictable at times. Overall I was very happy with the movie and would recommend it first and foremost as a family movies. Kids will love it and adults will be thoughtful enough to enjoy it.


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