Nim's Island

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  1. daddys3chicks

    daddys3chicks New Member

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    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!
     
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    MonkeyMamma New Member

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    Oh thanks for the review! This movie looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it!
     
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    dalynnrmc New Member

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    Thanks for the review!
     
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    Thanks for the review...I thought the movie looked so cool! Maybe we will go see it on dh's vacation next week.
     
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    thanks alot my girls want to see know what we are doing the middle of this week.
     
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    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!
     
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    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!
     
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    Rhonda, your post is funny because I didn't read yours until after I had sent mine! Great minds think alike!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm glad this is a good movie, you just can't tell anymore from the previews. Even with kids movies!

    Amy
     
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    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)
     
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    Thanks for the info on it.
     
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    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.
     
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    thanks for the review I was not really excited about seeing it but if she is homeschooled :)

    thanks

    Sam
     
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    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!
     
  19. Twice

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    Thanks for the review. I've seen the trailer but needed a 'word of mouth review'.
     
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    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.
     
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    Nellie, thanks for your input.
     

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