A feisty young girl fights off cruise ship passengers in funky attire, dances with a sea lion, and hangs out with lizards in the family adventure film Nim’s Island based on the book by Wendy Orr. Walden Media’s latest entry in the kid-friendly film business delivers mild laughs but fails to enchant the audience the way the book’s been doing to young readers since it was published in 1999.
The film version of Nim’s Island is pretty as a postcard and just as deep. The human and animal stars are, of course, adorable, but anyone over the age of 10 may have a hard time staying awake or involved throughout this family romp.
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