Thursday, September 11, 2008

Movie Fun

I love movies!

I love a great movie just as I love a great novel. Of course, as we know, what one person loves another might not. We all have books and movies we love, like, don't like, and hate. That's what makes the world so fascinating.

Recently, I watched the movie Nim's Island. I loved it! It was refreshingly original and lots of fun. How can you go wrong with Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, and Abigail Breslin in the cast? The movie is at times a cross between Home Alone and Romancing the Stone, but alot more fun.

Nim's Island is about a father and his eleven-year-old daughter who live alone on an island paradise in the middle of nowhere. The father, Jack (Gerard Butler) is a research scientist. Nim and Jack -- and a lively group of pets, including a pelican named Galileo, a sea lion named Selkie, and a giant lizard named Fred -- live an idyllic life on the island, until one day Jack goes off to sea and doesn't return. Nim (Abigail Breslin) reaches out to her favorite author, Alex Rover (Jodie Foster) who writes adventure stories. They start with conversations via email. (Yes they have the Internet on their island -- through solar power, of course) :)

Nim asks Alex Rover to help because her father is missing. Unbeknownst to Nim, Alex Rover is a woman and an agoraphobic, obsessive compulsive, and never leaves her San Francisco apartment. Jodie Foster plays Alex Rover with perfect quirky, comedic style. She truly is one of the best American actresses around today. Gerard Butler plays a dual role as Nim's quiet, studious father, and as Alex Rover's fictional adventurer character. Some of the best scenes are between Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler as she's traveling to the island to help Nim, and carries on real conversations with the fictional adventurer. Fun.

This is one of those rare films to be enjoyed by the whole family with elements of humor, adventure, suspense and romance. :)

Maybe you will enjoy it too?


On the bottom of the blog page is a list of some of my favorite movies.

4 comments:

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Ooh, movie review, that's a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Yes, great idea, Cynthia!! I'm always looking for a good flick. I think I'll check out Nim's Island real soon.
L. Haviland

Anonymous said...

Where is "Moonlighting" on your list? I remember that's one of your all-time faves, too. Movies take us into another world and let us escape for a few hours. Love, your sis Robin

Cynthia Sherrick Mitchell said...

Thanks for yor comments. I think you mean "Moonstruck" Robin. :)

And yes you're right it is one of my favs. I'll have to add it to my list. Of course, that list of movies is just some of my favorites. :)