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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nim's Island


Am I the only one that thought this movie by Walden Media (producers of The Chronicles of Narnia) was terrific? Well, I know I'm not the *only* one. Russ, Levi, and Luke thought it was terrific, too.

Things to love: Nim begins the movie narration by saying that she is homeschooled (well, island schooled), her father is played by Gerard Butler, Gerard Butler also plays the part of adventure hero Alex Rover, Gerard Butler... well, maybe I should stop there. How about action and adventure. A spunky little girl, a quirky writer, a dad who is resourceful, determined, and loving.

I can't say that there were many surprises in this movie once it got started, but it is fun, fresh, and entertaining for the whole family. And that is hard to come by these days! Two (eight? ten?) thumbs up from our family.

14 comments:

Chelsea said...

We just watched this movie. Everyone (even DH) liked it!

Kristen M. said...

We thought this was great too. Even for being a little long it kept everyone's attention.

fromthenarrows said...

Yup-loved it too. I'm going to get it for the kids movie library since there are so little that is worth owning. I think this one is.
Susan

proudgrits11 said...

Ooooo, that spells "weekend family flick!" Thanks for the tip!!

candidreflections said...

thanks for the head's-up... that movie has been on our list. We'll have to pick it up for this weekend!

spanki said...

we just watched this movie on sunday, and loved it too!

dmoms said...

great movie - just watched on a rainy afternoon here in Seattle. I was wishin that love of learning and reading for my children.

my5wolfcubs said...

I'll have to see if the library has this movie yet, sounds good!
Lee (from the WTM board)

Carrie Thompson said...

my kids could not (no matter how much I tried to explain) understand why she was practically unable to leave the house. Since they didnt understand that it kindod did not make her actually leaving the house important to them as we all know it was. Also when the volcano thing happened, my 8 year old was like" Mom she would have most likely been burned or killed by the gases. ???? So I guess my kiddoes didnt like it that much. But I absolutely agree, fun for the whole family and a mostly clean movie which is truly hard to come by!

Lora said...

Thanks for the review on this. I've been curious about it.

P.S. I've just recently found your blog (I can't remember how) and I'm really enjoying it! Your photography is really great, too.

Jenny said...

I loved it. My kids did too.

Kelly said...

Loved it, and so did the kids and Nana!

We enjoyed it doubly since Daddy set us up on the deck to watch it under the stars (on a sheet hung on the house as our makeshift movie screen). Seemed an appropriate movie to enjoy in the fresh air:-)

The Shoup Family said...

We loved loved loved this movie... and I had a great sense of pride in that homeschooled moment. My daughter said she wanted to be big and be her own teacher... it was a bittersweet moment... but a comfort realizing she enjoys slef-discovery and learning... and at 7 she has had a taste of it. Thankfully... I am enjoying your little rascals pictures here...
SOOO HOW do you take 300 pictures in 5 minutes? Answer me that... a secret I must learn desperately.

Aja

Aja

Laurel said...

I saw this on the airplane and loved it too! It was just great to see something that I actually thought my kids could see.