Based on Wendy Orr's book, Nim's Island
makes for a good story on the big screen.
The scenery is just beautiful and the
fun is authentic.
Children love adventure stories, especially
ones that involve imaginary characters, frightful situations,
Jody Foster is such an accomplished actress
-- this role really shows a comic side of her we rarely see.
Adults have to bypass some silly pranks
like Home Alone, but just overlook these reactions.
Kids six and older will enjoy this friendly
family flick, especially young girls.
Jody Foster flexes her comedic muscles
in the kid-friendly Nim's Island.
Living on an uncharted island with her
marine biologist father, a feisty young girl meets the author
of her favorite books -- not the heroic adventurer, but an agoraphobic
Sweet, definitely for kids.
The movie Nim's Island is all about
a young girl adventure-novel reader, who calls on her favorite
author for help when her island paradise is threatened by invaders.
The story is a combination of Romancing
the Stone, Robinson Crusoe, and Home Alone.
Abigail Breslin stars as Nim, a smart,
independent 11-year-old who lives with her scientist dad on an
uncharted South Pacific island.
It's a fun family film in its playful,
creative sense of the relationship between fiction and reality.