Nim's Island (2008, USA) C-96m. SCOPE *** D: Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett. Starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Michael Carman. Good family adventure about marine biologist Butler, who has set up an existence for himself and his 11-year-old daughter Breslin on a remote island in the South Pacific. When he goes missing after a storm, the girl contacts her favorite adventurer Alex Rover, not knowing that the person behind the character is actually neurotic, agoraphobic writer Foster. The woman makes it her plight to try and save the girl, who doesn't even think she's in trouble. Well-made, well-paced adventure with a satisfying storyline. Exellent score by Patrick Doyle. Based on the novel by Wendy Orr.

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