Nim’s Island was a very cute movie, definitely geared towards kids. I really had to try to suspend my disbelief because there are so many things about this movie that just wouldn’t work. If you can let yourself get past those points, it’s really cute. The interaction between fantasy and reality was fun. In one scene Nim is reading a book and they show how she’s imagining the action in the book. I enjoyed the way fantasy and reality imposed upon each other.
Abigail Breslin is a good actress and she did well. I tend to like most of the roles she’s played, she does good at being the precocious child. It was interesting to see the character Jodie Foster played, it’s unlike most of her roles. Her character here comes across somewhat silly and over the top.
Overall, it’s really cute movie for the family. I wasn’t overwhelmed by it, but I did enjoy watching it.