Nim’s Island parents guide

Nim’s Island

You can find all the help you need in a book...

Overall A-

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 (Jodie Foster) of her favorite novels.

Release date April 3, 2008

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

Why is Nim’s Island rated PG? The MPAA rated Nim’s Island PG for mild adventure action and brief language.

Run Time: 96 minutes

Official Movie Site

Read Our Full Review & Parent Discussion Questions Here

Nim’s Island
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Nim’s Island rated PG? Nim’s Island is rated PG by the MPAA for mild adventure action and brief language.

Living on a secret island, Nim and her father eat mealworms for dinner, are exposed to violent tropical storms, and have their beach invaded by passengers from an ocean liner who show up in bikinis. After a tumble down a rock cliff, Nim has a large cut that becomes infected. She sets up catapults and sharpens a knife to help scare off the invaders. While lost at sea, her father’s boat is attacked by a shark. Men fight with swords and one man is thrown into a pit of lava. One character vomits repeatedly, takes extra doses of motion sickness pills and steals a boat. Several characters are shown without lifejackets. A sea animal passes gas. Infrequent profanities are included.

Page last updated

Nim’s Island
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video PG

NEW: Listen to our Parent Previews Podcast and take control of media and technology in your family!

News About "Nim’s Island"

Cast and Crew

Nim’s Island is directed by Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin and stars Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nim’s Island movie is August 4, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 5 August 2008

Travel to Nim’s Island with this DVD release. Presented in either widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) or full frame versions, the disc packs along two audio commentaries (one by stars Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin, and the other by directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett), three featurettes (Nim’s Friends, Abigail’s Journey and Working on Water) and deleted scenes (where you’ll meet some of Nim’s imaginary friends). Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

Nim’s Island is also releasing on Blu-ray Disc. This version offers the widescreen presentation on a single-layer disc, with 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio (English) and Dolby Surround 5.1 (Spanish/French). Subtitles are provided in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include all of the extras found on the DVD, plus Nim’s Spyglass BonusView Mode (a picture-in-picture playback so you can simultaneously watch behind-the-scenes production footage and cast/crew interviews) and interactive games (Write Your Own Alex Rover Adventure, Coconut Soccer Game, Seaside Shuffle Shell Game and Nim’s Island Trivia Track).

Related home video titles:

A family of superheroes head to a secret location on a tropical island to rescue their dad from a super bad villain in The Incredibles. Like Galileo in this film, Lassie is another exceptionally smart animal that ultimately saves the day.

Related news about Nim’s Island

Father’s Day Films

Father’s Day Films

Find Father's Day Films to Share with Dad!

12 Family Friendly Movie Heroes

12 Family Friendly Movie Heroes

Sometimes the best heroes are the people in our family.