Movie Ratings, Family Movie Reviews & More!

Nim’s Island


Apr 03, 2008

Latest Home Video

Aug 04, 2008

MPAA Rating



Jodie Foster
Gerard Butler
Abigail Breslin


2008 Fox-Walden

Still shot from the movie: Nim’s Island.

Get Our Full Review


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.

Content Details

Why Is Nim’s Island Rated PG?

Nim’s Island is rated PG for mild adventure action and brief language.

See Canadian Movie Ratings

Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Nim’s Island...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Nim’s Island.

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.

News & Views About Nim’s Island:

12 Family Friendly Movie Heroes

12 Family Friendly Movie Heroes

Get ready to honor movie heroes at the 2014 Oscars. According to the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, this year’s gala will give the nod to big-screen movie heroes of all types—real-life, super, popular and even animated.

Read more

Canadian Movie Ratings


Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

Watch @ Home

Details on home video releases of Nim’s Island...

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).

Add Your Comments

Commenting is restricted to members only.
Please log in below or, if you're not yet a member, please register.

Forgot password? | register

Please note: So we can maintain a website with content appropriate for all ages, we moderate all comments and will edit profanities, slanderous remarks and other inappropriate language. For these reasons, your comments may not appear immediately.

There are currently no comments on this review. Be sure to add yours with the form below.

You May Be Interested...

Also On The Web