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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.
Why Is Nim’s Island Rated PG?
Nim’s Island is rated PG for mild adventure action and brief language.
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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.
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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).