Sunday, July 5, 2009

Nim’s Island

Imagine the film Home Alone. Well, Nim’s Island is sort of like that.

Well, only instead of a bee-sting lipped little boy, you have a precocious tween-aged girl.

And instead of a house in the suburbs, it is a house on an uncharted South Pacific island.

And instead of two bumbling burglars trying to break in, you have the entrepreneurial captain of a cruise ship and a bunch of over-weight, under-sunned, and questionably intoxicated Australian tourists.

And instead of... well, you get the point.

Nim’s Island is a fun motion picture that plays off of Abigail Breslin’s plucky tomboyish cuteness and Gerard Butler’s 300-ish toughness... but with a soupçon of tenderness for that aaaaaah factor.

Even more interesting, Nim’s Island creates an interesting character for former child star Jodie Foster... a quirky neurotic who must overcome her many peccadilloes to become... well, I don’t want to give the whole thing away.

Here is the “official” description:

When the young island-dwelling Nim (Abigail Breslin) loses contact with her scientist father (Gerard Butler) who’s lost at sea, she reaches out to her favorite author (Jodie Foster) for help. Problem is, the writer -- of adventure stories no less -- is a recluse who hasn’t left her house in years. Can the agoraphobic author summon the same courage she’s instilled in the hero of her novels in time to rescue her biggest fan?

Get more details on this film by clicking one of the images on the right.

Of course, you can also rent rent Nim’s Island from Netflix!

This is a fun adventure for the whole family... and for those gals who want to drool over a shirtless Gerard Butler!

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