Nim's Island

April 4th, 2008


Nim's Island

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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.0/10 (14,439 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: Jennifer Flackett

Stars: Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin

Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.

Writers: Joseph Kwong, Paula Mazur

Abigail Breslin - Nim Rusoe
Jodie Foster - Alexandra Rover
Gerard Butler - Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
Michael Carman - Captain
Mark Brady - Purser
Anthony Simcoe - First Mate
Christopher Baker - Ensign
Maddison Joyce - Edmund
Peter Callan - Edmund's Father
Rhonda Doyle - Edmund's Mother
Russell Butler - Old Fisherman
Colin Gibson - Cruise Director
Bryan Probets - Australian Tourist #1
Andrew Nason - Australian Tourist #2
Dorothy Thorsen - Blue-Haired Woman

Taglines: Be the hero of your own story.


Official Website: MySpace | Official site [Spain] |

Release Date: 4 April 2008

Filming Locations: Bowen, Queensland, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,210,579 (USA) (6 April 2008) (3513 Screens)

Gross: $100,074,624 (Worldwide) (25 February 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Lulu Mickelson, the daughter of producer/screenwriter Paula Mazur, appears briefly in the airport scene as a passenger waiting in line at the security checkpoint.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The characters refer to a tropical storm as a "Monsoon" when they should be calling it a "Typhoon" (or more accurately, as they are in the South Pacific, a "Cyclone").

Nim Rusoe: [to Alexandra] You came here all the way from San Fransisco and you don't know how to do anything.

User Review

Great film

Rating: 7/10

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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