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The Green Life: Movie Review Friday -- Nim's Island

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August 22, 2008

Movie Review Friday -- Nim's Island

Escape to the movies with one of our Movie Friday selections. Each week we review a film with environmentally or socially-responsible themes that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD.

Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 words or less and look for your review in the next Movie Friday!

Nim's Island (2008)
Available on DVD

This is an excellent family film. Much of the action takes place on a remote island in the south seas and centers on the special life created by a marine biologist (Gerard Butler) and his 11-year-old daughter, Nim (Abigail Breslin). It also stars Jodie Foster as a writer who comes to rescue Nim. The scenery is beautiful, and father and daughter take great care of their habitat.

There is a witty part, showing a commercial cruise ship trying to take the island over as a money-making venture. They are all very crude folks who show lack of respect for the environment. Nim takes on the whole group (with her animal friends) and, naturally, vanquishes the boors.

This film is ideal for children six and older. It has adventure as well as comedy. Also, there are strong messages about commitment to the natural world.

--Review by Green Life reader Gail Forman

Have you seen Nim's Island with your kids? What messages do you think they took away from the film? What did you take away?

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