NEW Breslin/butler/foster - Nim's Island (Blu-ray)
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Nim Rusoe (Abigail Breslin) lives on a deserted island with her scientist father Jack (Gerard Butler) and her best friends: Selkie, a sea lion; Fred, a bearded dragon lizard; and Galileo, a plucky pelican. But when Jack goes missing at sea and the island is "invaded," Nim reaches out via e-mail to the adventurous author (Jodie Foster) of her favorite books, and together, each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story.
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If I were eight years old, I'd have fallen in love with this movie. It's all about living a dream-life with a great father and lots of spunky wild animals to play with. But I'm not eight, and I found the movie way too precious and utterly boring. Foster had a few cute scenes as the phobic hermit, but seemed wrong for the part. Butler is eye-candy for the ladies but seemed to phone in his performance, and Breslin looked too old for the part, rattling off dialogue that sounded like, well, movie dialogue or a clever Leno interview. She was too perfect, confidant, and capable and lacked the cuteness and sincereity she had in earlier movies (Signs and Little Miss Sunshine).
While the island scenery was lovely, there was a lot of obvious CGI and the movie felt like an over-long cartoon. There is never any doubt that the movie will end happily and the lack of suspense ruined it for me. Highly recommended for kids; adults may find it provides a nice nap.
Loosely based on a story "Nim's Island" by Wendy Orr, with all its hokeyness and predictability could well turn out to be one of the best kid's films available. There is no underlying moral clap trap; it is just pure fun adventure.
The only real problem is that they crank the music scenes up so loud that you can not hear the dialog or is it the dialog so low that when you turn the sound up the music decibels shakes the whole abode.
The film was just asking for the Blu-ray treatment and even with Blu-ray and a big screen it is impossible to tell when the Nim's anthropomorphic friend lizard "Fred" is animal, CGI, rubber or a hybrid of all three.
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A lovely story suitable for all ages. Gerard Butler id gorgeous in it.Published 14 months ago by Renee
This is a great family movie. I saw it at a friends and had to buy it for when the grandchildren come over! Beautiful story!Published on May 13 2013 by Lise