Nim's Island

6.01 h 36 min2008X-RayPG
A young girl lives on an exotic island with her marine-biologist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she is reading.
Jennifer FlackettMark LevinMarc Levin
Gerard ButlerJodie FosterAbigail Breslin
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Michael CarmanAnthony SimcoeChristopher BakerMark BradyPeter Callan
Paula Mazur
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1831 global ratings

  1. 79% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Steve AustinReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Daughter Loves this Movie
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This movie has just the right amount of fun, adventure and suspense for an 8-12 year old. My daughter must have watched this movie twenty times. The story features a young girl that lives on an uncharted island with her dad - a marine biologist. I'm not going to give the plot away, but she is faced with numerous challenges - and threw creativity, courage and some adorable friendships, she is able to succeed in the end. A fun movie for the entire family!
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Dixie AhneReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
BUY THIS!!!!!!
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Definitely one of Jodie Foster's best films ever. If she never makes another film, she should be remembered for this, a woman afraid of the reality of the world who nevertheless ventures forth to save an 11 year old girl who is injured and alone. Cameos by an unexpected hero. Deprived of every anchor, Jodie as the most unlikely hero, defeat thrown at her at every turn. (Caution: don't buy Return To Mom's Island, as disappointing a piece of trash as was ever made.)
Daniel J. MelloReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Good Movie
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Very good movie about a smart brave girl who has a favorite author and she calls on her for help. Jodie Foster plays the author and she has some problems to get over before she can come to rescue the brave girl. Only to find the danger is more imagined than real and the girl doesn't realize all that the author has to go through to come to her aid. This movie is also a good family film.
Amanda BurrierReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend for under 5
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My son wanted to watch this because of the pet bearded dragon. He did not understand the alter ego and he is 5 years old. He also found parts kind of scary and in general got scared the dad would never come home again and die.
Edie ArmeyReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Adventure, Fantasy, and Laughter
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My granddaughter and I have watched this several times. A brave young girl on a (supposedly) deserted island. Her father is a scientist and they have made their own heaven on earth. She has a sea lion for a pet. Something happens and Nim finds herself alone. But not for long...adventure and laughter arrive when a ship of folks come inland. Enter an inhibited hermit author to save the day! Nim's Island has all the adventure and fun a kid could want to watch.
Melissa WReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cute movie
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Forget the fact that the whole time I watch this all I can think is the timelines and how unlikely some of these occurrences would happen all so very quickly, its a cute movie. My daughter really seemed to like it when we rented it a few years ago. We found a great price for the dvd here on amazon when we were looking for some movies that gave us a feeling of spring/summer with the dull-ache of a never ending winter. Nim's cute relationship with the animals, and her know-how of navigating the island was a nice change to some of the wimpy girl movies my daughter used to watch. We love movies that show strong female roles.
JacquiReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great message for little girls!
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YES to strong characters, adventure, independence, and age-appropriate content. My 4 year old loves the book and the movie didn’t disappoint.
g dellReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Resourceful competent little girl
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For little girls. Who says we can’t do anything we need to. Resourceful competent little girl. Our little girl LOVED it. Big brother watched it too pretending he wasn’t.
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