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Still shot from the movie: Nim’s Island.

Nim’s Island

Nim (Abigail Breslin) has two passions: her amazing life on a wild tropical island and reading Alex Rover adventure stories. So when her father (Gerard Butler) suddenly goes missing, the young girl turns to a place she is sure she'll find help -- the author of her favorite novels. But what she doesn't know is that her favorite writer is actually a citified woman (Jodie Foster) afraid to leave her apartment. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 03 Apr 2008
Video Release: 04 Aug 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Alex Rover experiences all kinds of adventures in her imagination. What motivates her to take on real challenges? What does she learn about herself? How can service help a person forget his or her own problems?

What does it mean to be the hero of your own life story? How does facing fear build courage? What happens when a person refuses to deal with their apprehensions?

Agoraphobia is a fear of being away from a safe place. For more information go to http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/mentalemotionalhealth/ment3140.html

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