I liked it...I really liked it. It really got panned by some of the critics...who seem to think it's a movie aimed at an adult crowd. Get a grip - it's a kids' movie! In a time when even kids' movies are filled with violence, bad language and sexual innuendos...this one is not.
It was an adventure movie that is "family safe". I don't remember any bad language. There was no sex, a little mild violence (catapulting lizards at the bad guys and nobody gets hurt).It was people battling nature, people battling self and people NOT battling with greed and self.
It was one little girl against the bad guys and calling out for help from a very unexpected place.
It was one man against nature.
It was one woman against her self.
Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a place where imagination runs wild and adventure rules. Here, a feisty young girl named Nim (Abigail Breslin), surrounded by her exotic animal friends and inspired by legends and books, leads an amazing tropical existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary hero: Alex Rover, the world’s greatest adventurer. When her island is threatened she reaches out to her hero for help. But what Nim doesn’t know is that the acclaimed author of the Rover books is, in fact, Alexandra Rover (Jodie Foster), a retiring, fainthearted recluse locked away in a big city apartment. Now, as Alexandra nervously ventures forth into the world and Nim faces the biggest challenge of her exciting young life, they must both draw courage from the fictional gallantry of Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to save Nim’s Island. An adventure comedy, Nim's Island is about becoming the hero of your own story -- as a girl who thought she was alone and a grown woman who thought she was scared of the world discover they can be so much more than they ever dreamed.