Nim's Island

2008 American film by Mark Levin

Nim's Island is a 2008 American film directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin, starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler, based on the book Nim's Island by Wendy Orr, a Canadian-born Australian writer.

Be the hero of your own story. (taglines)


Jack: Be the hero of your own life story.
Alex Rover: Don't hand me that line - I wrote that line!

Jack: What are you afraid of?
Alex Rover: Everything!

Security Guard: [is checking Alex's bag] What's this?
Alex Rover: It's for my soup.
Security Guard: Not allowed.
Alex Rover: How am I supposed to open it? With my teeth?
Security Guard: [Holds up Purell] What are these?
Alex Rover: Oh its hand sanitizer, it is an excellent...[stammers as guard confiscates Purell]
Security Guard: Not allowed! I'm sorry madame. No liquids greater than 3 ounces allowed.
Alex Rover: But I...
Security Guard: Next!

Captain: (angry)What on earth are you doing?
Alex Rover: I'm just having a nervous breakdown!

Nim Rusoe: [steam violently spurts out from volcano] Did I do that?

Edmund's Mother: This is no place for games!
Edmund's Father: It's the perfect place for games!

Jack: You got so much of your mother in you, you know that?
Nim Rusoe: That's a good thing, right?
Jack: Yeah, good. Sure. Unfortunately I could never win a fight with her, either.

Nim Rusoe: Nobody invades my island and gets away with it.
Nim Rusoe: The writer, and the scientist. That's how their story began. How it ends, exactly? Nobody knows.

Jack: No parties while I'm gone!

Alex Rover: Beautiful ocean, isn't it just great?
Alexandra Rover: [immitating Alex's Scottish accent] No, it isn't just grrreat.

Alexandra Rover: I took a plane, I took a helicopter, I stole a boat!
Nim Rusoe: [to Alexandra] You came here all the way from San Francisco and you don't know how to do anything.

Alex Rover: What are these?
Alexandra Rover: Airsick pills.
Alex Rover: Don't they make you drowsy?
Alexandra Rover: Drowsy?

Nim Rusoe: I don't have to go to school, I'm home schooled.


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