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daddys3chicks
04-07-2008, 01:26 PM
We went to see this today and loved it!

I especially loved the fact that when nim is narrating at the beginning of the movie she says "I don't go to school. You see I'm homeschooled - well island schooled." She talks about how she learned to swim from the seal and the things she learned from the pelican and living life.

Then she says everything else she needed to learn she got from the books she reads. It was fantasy, but what a positive take on homeschooling!

MonkeyMamma
04-07-2008, 01:51 PM
Oh thanks for the review! This movie looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it!

dalynnrmc
04-07-2008, 02:14 PM
Thanks for the review!

Ava Rose
04-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the review...I thought the movie looked so cool! Maybe we will go see it on dh's vacation next week.

KrisRV
04-07-2008, 08:29 PM
thanks alot my girls want to see know what we are doing the middle of this week.

rmcx5
04-07-2008, 08:36 PM
I bought my oldest the book this weekend. Told her we'd go see it as soon as she read the book :lol: :lol:
It's so short compared to other books she's reading that I'm sure she'll read it in one evening.

Glad to hear it's worth it....I want to see it myself!

Jennifer R
04-07-2008, 08:38 PM
I didn't realize that this is also a book! I mentioned it to Joyce and she was like "Okay, I know where you are going with this - Bridge to Terabitia and if I want to see the move I have to read the book". My poor mistreated child!

Jennifer R
04-07-2008, 08:39 PM
Rhonda, your post is funny because I didn't read yours until after I had sent mine! Great minds think alike!

MonkeyMamma
04-07-2008, 08:43 PM
I bought my oldest the book this weekend. Told her we'd go see it as soon as she read the book :lol: :lol:
It's so short compared to other books she's reading that I'm sure she'll read it in one evening.

Glad to hear it's worth it....I want to see it myself!

What a fantastic idea!

I didn't even think to have her read the book first like I often do. I guess I didn't realize there was a book.

Jennifer R
04-07-2008, 09:01 PM
Tiffany, I don't know what made think to look, it just popped in my head earlier. Last year we read Bridge to Terabithia and then went to see it. This treat was even more special because we very rarely go to the movies and then it is the $1 ones. After seeing the movie she took it a step further and made a clubhouse the way she imagined she would do one for herself.

daddys3chicks
04-08-2008, 06:10 AM
I am doing it backwards. We saw the movie and then I reserved the book at the library. My oldest DD has been put off reading by the Accelerated Reader goals in PS.

I figured if she saw the movie first, she would be more interested in the book. And then she can tell me the ways the movie and the book differed.

amylynn
04-08-2008, 12:26 PM
I'm glad this is a good movie, you just can't tell anymore from the previews. Even with kids movies!

Amy

ABall
04-08-2008, 01:13 PM
my mom said she wants to take the kids to see it.... I'm not holding my breath. (her promises don't pan out sometimes)

Earthy
04-09-2008, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the info on it.

sloan127
04-09-2008, 08:01 PM
We saw Nim's Island Sunday afternoon and Emily loved it. She had been waiting for it to come out and was so excited. It was cute but I wanted more. I wasn't ready for it to be over.

Frugalcountrymom
04-09-2008, 11:29 PM
thanks for the review I was not really excited about seeing it but if she is homeschooled :)

thanks

Sam

jnicholl
04-11-2008, 09:04 AM
I'm so gald to hear that she mentions that she's homeschooled. My dd5 can't wait to see it. She says that when she is older she is going to live in the jungle and work there and she will have all animal friends. She came up with this before the movie even came out! She's probably going to think, "This is my life!" I think that she will be entralled with this movie. I can't wait to take her to see it! Thanks for the great info on it!

Twice
09-21-2008, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the review. I've seen the trailer but needed a 'word of mouth review'.

Earthy
09-21-2008, 02:16 PM
We just saw this movie a couple weeks ago.

Could have done without:
-Jodie Foster in the bathtub
-The mother being dead
-cursing
-The dad 'possibly' getting together with the lady in the end
-The lizard catapulting through the air
-Overacted, making it bad acting all round

What were the directors thinking? I feel it really missed out on what the book had to offer. Irks me that their can be no married couple, with no death, in a kids movie.

One good thing about it, if you can believe that after all I said. LOL Abigail didn't sit around all day and play video, she was a young girl with an imagination, played with animals, creative, etc.

Not worth buying, rent it.

Twice
09-21-2008, 02:26 PM
Nellie, thanks for your input.

becky
09-21-2008, 03:42 PM
We just saw this movie a couple weeks ago.

Could have done without:
-Jodie Foster in the bathtub
-The mother being dead
-cursing
-The dad 'possibly' getting together with the lady in the end
-The lizard catapulting through the air
-Overacted, making it bad acting all round

What were the directors thinking? I feel it really missed out on what the book had to offer. Irks me that their can be no married couple, with no death, in a kids movie.

One good thing about it, if you can believe that after all I said. LOL Abigail didn't sit around all day and play video, she was a young girl with an imagination, played with animals, creative, etc.

Not worth buying, rent it.


I see most movies as going this route. They sneak all this nonsense into the movie, apparently to desensitize the viewer. It's very, very rare that we go to the movies, and a big reason is you can't trust what will be in there.

goodnsimple
09-21-2008, 03:51 PM
Is Nim's Island disney? Cuz I think it is a law that one parent is killed off prior to the story in a Disney movie. (except Mulan)
My boys liked it. We watched the deleted scenes and the boys wished they had been kept.
Mainly the ones about her fantasy friends. Alice (from Wonderland) and Huck (Finn) with a scary appearance from Blackbeard.
We had a discussion about agoraphobia and that lead to claustrophobia...so we learned something.

Funny. I just bought Bridge to Terebitia, planning on renting the movie as a reward for reading it. :lol:

mamamuse
09-21-2008, 09:15 PM
We just watched Nim's Island tonight (pay-per-view). We all liked it a lot. Now I need to coax Zach to read the book. ;)

kbabe1968
09-22-2008, 07:06 AM
Is Nim's Island disney? Cuz I think it is a law that one parent is killed off prior to the story in a Disney movie. (except Mulan)


Naaaaah.....Disney just decides to make all the old fairy tales! LOL :D

I mean have you ever read the original writings of Cinderella? Rumplestilskin? Sleeping Beauty? Rapunzel? Hansel & Gretel? They are gruesome stories! I had no idea. I'd always read the dumbed down Disney versions. One year my husband got this beautiful fairytale book for our oldest. I started reading them - OUCH! If fairytales were made exactly the way they were written, it would be far worse.

NOT that I'm a proponent for Disney.

:)

Earthy
09-22-2008, 03:31 PM
Is Nim's Island disney? Cuz I think it is a law that one parent is killed off prior to the story in a Disney movie. (except Mulan)
:lol:

:lol: YES!

goodnsimple
09-23-2008, 04:58 PM
Just to poke more fun at disney...
We went to Moab Utah right about the time that there was that big bruhaha about the Phallic symbol in the castle on the movie Little Mermaid...
We had laughed about it, because as my daughter (10 at the time) noted...it didn't look like ds's penis because he was uncircumcised.
Anyway...we found a rock in Arches Nat. Park that looked very much like said spire of the castle...so we thought that maybe we should boycott the Park. I mean really, any child might have seen it. It was right there in the open!!:shock:
We also found penis shapes in sticks and in the layers of rocks and on the petrified wood we found...Terrible.
so of course the girls went straight home and started hanging out with odd boyscout leaders.

OK, sorry...had a co-worker once who asked if my sarcasm ever got me in trouble.
Who me. Nooooooo.

Mrs. Mommy
09-27-2008, 09:20 PM
Just to poke more fun at disney...
We went to Moab Utah right about the time that there was that big bruhaha about the Phallic symbol in the castle on the movie Little Mermaid...
We had laughed about it, because as my daughter (10 at the time) noted...it didn't look like ds's penis because he was uncircumcised.
Anyway...we found a rock in Arches Nat. Park that looked very much like said spire of the castle...so we thought that maybe we should boycott the Park. I mean really, any child might have seen it. It was right there in the open!!:shock:
We also found penis shapes in sticks and in the layers of rocks and on the petrified wood we found...Terrible.
so of course the girls went straight home and started hanging out with odd boyscout leaders.

OK, sorry...had a co-worker once who asked if my sarcasm ever got me in trouble.
Who me. Nooooooo.

I remember that whole thing with the video cover. You know I never would've even thought of that had there not been such an issue made of it.

Funny, how you can find things when you look for them.
Got a great laugh out of your post!

mamaof3peas
10-11-2008, 12:00 AM
We saw nims island ppv and although i could have done without the mom dying overall i thought it was good. My two dc (8 and 6) were so amazed when she said she was hsed! I think it made them realize they werent alone. we are in a group everyother friday, but during the week except for church on Sun and Wed we are home on account of high gas prices, but they did go down so that should help.

How scarey is Bridge? I remember reading the book and loving it as a kid, and almost rented it, but then wondered if my two were too young, what do you all think. i remember one of he kids dies, but that is really all i remember except loving it! any advice or thoughts on the movie would be helpful.

Also wanted to give you girls a heads up on movie reviews. Plugged In Online Movie reviews is awesome. It is christian based, so it gives spiritual content as well, but it gives all the goods, the bads, and the ugly. I have found it to be very unbiased and would recomment it to anyone wanting to take kids to a movie they are unsure of. They have movies in the theatres and all the releases, you can search for any movie. Just wanted to let you know in case your interested.

Autumnleavz
10-29-2008, 06:14 AM
Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to give it a look now! If nothing else, it'll be great to be able to point out a homeschooler on the big screen to the kids!

ValerieNJ
11-08-2008, 11:38 PM
My daughter just watched Nim's Island and loved it. She was thrilled when we found the book at the library book sale today for 50 cents!

becky
11-14-2008, 12:24 PM
We just watched this, too, and found it not too bad. I'm surprised the dad was nubmskull enough to leave the girl alone, but if he hadn't, the story wouldn't have worked!

momofafew
11-14-2008, 06:38 PM
We loved this movie so much that we bought it.

momofafew
11-14-2008, 06:39 PM
I see most movies as going this route. They sneak all this nonsense into the movie, apparently to desensitize the viewer. It's very, very rare that we go to the movies, and a big reason is you can't trust what will be in there.


I agree..the whole mother being dead and how she died..and that that was Nim's favorite story...was awful. That part I really do not like.

becky
11-14-2008, 06:57 PM
I agree..the whole mother being dead and how she died..and that that was Nim's favorite story...was awful. That part I really do not like.

I thought they at least handled it gently. The mom could have been eaten by a shark.:roll: