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NIM’S ISLAND

By Mark A. Perigard | Sunday, August 3, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com | DVD Reviews

Fox/Walden Media, $29.98, with featurettes, deleted scenes and star commentary, available Tuesday.: B+Jodie Foster makes a dramatic career swerve with this fun family film. In “Nim’s Island,” she plays agoraphobic author Alex Rover, who answers the distress call of a child named Nim (Abigail Breslin) living on a tropical island. Nim’s father (Gerard Butler, “300”) has gone missing and Nim is now trying to protect her paradise from a terrifying onslaught of . . . Australian tourists. Crikey!

Few would associate Academy Award winner Foster with slapstick, but she proves she’s game here. Nim is expecting the presumed male author of her favorite action hero novels to save her and is disappointed when Foster’s acute neurotic shows up. Butler is his dependable charming self in dual roles, as the bookish biologist father to Nim and as the Indiana Jones alter ego both Nim and Alex depend upon for day-to-day inspiration.

On the commentary track, Foster and Breslin trade stories about the wildlife with which they worked. Making “Nim’s Island” seems to have been a treat to all involved, but the story sputters and ends just when it should be revving up. Sometimes the journey should be about more than merely getting there.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/...ticleid=1110664

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that would be correct May, once a movie is released on DVD it is available for rental.

I'm bummed. I wish Gerry was on the commentary! I would love love love to hear his take on filming while chatting with the other two! Commentaries with the actors are the best. My favorite is The Mummy commentary with Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo and Kevin J Oconnor. It's hilarious.

Anyway, buying this on tuesday!

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It's first on my list on Netflix so I should be getting it this week. I'm planning on having my nieces

over to watch it. I'm sure my sister will be thinking..."another movie with Gerry Butler in it??" I've

already gotten her to watch PSILY and Attila. Next I'm going to give her Dear Frankie. I think she's

starting to understand the pattern to all the movies I've been lending her lately! :)

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I'm not sure how soon I'll get a chance to rent this, I'm traveling this week. So I hope DawnS, Summer Lass and other Gals who rent or buy it will post their take on the DVD. Rumor has it that some of the deleted scenes should have been included, and I'd love to hear what other fans have to say about that!

Will be watching this thread until I get a chance to rent Gerry's Wet Adventure Nim's Island!

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