In this family friendly feature film based on the novel by Wendy Orr, Nim Rusoe (Abigail Breslin) lives on a deserted island with her scientist father Jack (Gerard Butler) and her best friends: Selkie, a sea lion; Fred, a bearded dragon lizard; and Galileo, a plucky pelican. But when Jack goes missing at sea and the island is "invaded," Nim reaches out via e-mail to the adventurous author (Jodie Foster) of her favorite books, and together, each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story.
Nim's story continues in the film's sequel, Return to Nim's Island.
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" Nim, Alexandra, and Jack embark upon the adventures of a lifetime in which each must overcome his or her own fears and perceived powerlessness and limitations in order to grow and help one another. The question is; can each prevail against his or her own insecurities and the fury of nature? Based on the novel Nim's Island by Wendy Orr, Nim's Island is first and foremost a captivating adventure full of suspense and peril which also offers a touching look at the love between a father and daughter." — Tami Horiuchi, Amazon.com Reviews
|Recommended Age||7 and up|
|Actors||Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin, Michael Carman, Mark Brady|
|Director||Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin|
|Running Time||96 minutes|
|Studio||20th Century Fox|
|Release Date||Aug 5, 2008|