Nim's Island

Nim's Island
Nim's Island
  • PG
  • 1h 35m
  • 2008
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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. Based on the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard.

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Common Sense Says
Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Nim's Island is kid-friendly adventure movie that has some intense moments of peril (particularly during two scary storms) but is ultimately a positive story with a great role model for tween girls (and boys!). The book-and-science-loving 11-year-old heroine is left alone on a tropical island by her father (her mother died when she was a baby, which is explained in the opening sequence) and has to fend for herself when he's delayed in getting back to her. She gets scared and upset and even hurts herself, all of which may bother some young and/or sensitive kids, but she's also resourceful and not afraid to ask for help.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:April 4, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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