Movie Review - Nim's Island
Starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler
Rated PG with a running time of 1 hour and 35 minutes.
From the very beginning, the movie starts to pull you in with rather simple animations that lead into the actual story and actors/actresses. This is where the producers of the flick did the best and that was casting Abigail Breslin in the lead role. Abigail was already nominated for an academy award for her work in Little Miss Sunshine and deserved it. Now, she does a great job centering the entire story of Nim's Island. The acting work is great, but nowhere near phenomenal, but it's hard to be phenomenal when the script holds you back. Another slight complaint is the seemingly simple nature of the flick. It rarely throws much in the way of depth or true emotional impact, but does do an excellent job of entertaining.
The flick is tailored towards a young girl audience and does so very well with two heroines who both have to overcome fears and obstacles with very little help. This is a great flick for young girls and has a wonderful lesson of being the hero of your own story. Before I get too 'educational,' let me first mention that this is a Hollywood movie and by no means will this come across as an educational video, but its nice to have some values presented during the flick in a way that supplements the story.
Overall I enjoyed the movie and feel like my daughter will really enjoy it in the next year or so when she gets just a little bit older. The movie has comedy, action, adventure, animals, and one fart joke. Everything a young person could desire!
I suggest checking it out as a family flick or with a younger daughter, as the teens will not enjoy it and adults alone won't find much to associate with. Nim's Island is playing at Cinema 3 in McCook. Check www.fridleytheatres.com for showtimes!