Movie brings magical island to life for families

Category: Nim's Island Reviews | Posted by: stagewomanjen
Article Date: April 16, 2008 | Publication: The Shelby Star | Author: Laura Davis
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Take an hour and a half from your day and imagine a magical island where animals, birds and reptiles communicate with you, books come to life and dreams come true.
Jodie Foster, fiction adventure writer Alex Rover, stars along with Abigail Breslin (formerly Little Miss Sunshine), as Nim, and Gerard Butler as both Jack/Alex in this wonderfully entertaining family movie.
Based on the novel by Wendy Orr, this colorful film takes place on Nim's Island located in the South Pacific. It's only human inhabitants are a loving Father and Daughter team who wish to remain undiscovered in this paradise they call home.
They befriend, Galileo, a Pelican, Freddy, a reptile and Sulky, a sea lion who add a comedic element to the movie sure to tug at your heartstrings.
Jodie Foster, writes under the pen name, Alex Rover, who embarks on an incredible journey of self discovery as she tries to rescue a self reliant young lady, Nim who finds herself suddenly alone on the island.
This unlikely group of people overcome adversity to call themselves family as a bit of Dr. Doolittle, meets Robinson Crusoe in this unique tale of being a hero in your own life story.