(USA/Australia, 2008, 95 minutes)
An 11-year old who lives with her marine biologist father in an uncharted tropical island suddenly finds herself on her own when he fails to return from a research sailing trip, and asks her favourite adventure writer for help — unaware that, unlike the novel's dashing hero, she is a recluse... Smart, lively family comedy-adventure, not unlike the better Disney live-action fare of the 1960s but better written and handled.
Walden Media presents a Paula Mazur production; produced with the participation of Pacific Film and Television Commission. Starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler. Directed by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett; produced by Paula Mazur; screenplay by Joseph Kwong, Paula Mazur, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, based on the novel by Wendy Orr, Nim's Island; music by Patrick Doyle; director of photography (colour, Panavision), Stuart Dryburgh; production designer, Barry Robison; costume designer, Jeffrey Kurland; film editor, Stuart Levy; visual effects supervisor, Scott Gordon.