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This week's reviewed movie is:
Nim's Island




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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, and animals.

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 writer.

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.

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