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Nim's Island (2008) Poster

(2008)

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Alex Rover: Beautiful ocean, isn't it just great?

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

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[from trailer]

Jack: Be the hero of your own life story.

Alex Rover: Don't hand me that line - I wrote that line!

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Edmund's Mother: This is no place for games!

Edmund's Father: It's the perfect place for games!

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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.

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[from trailer]

Jack: What are you afraid of?

Alex Rover: Everything!

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

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Nim Rusoe: Nobody invades my island and gets away with it.

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Alex Rover: What are these?

Alexandra Rover: Airsick pills.

Alex Rover: Don't they make you drowsy?

Alexandra Rover: Drowsy?

[cut to Alexandra snoring]

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Alex Rover: [speaking to herself] Oh, airplanes. There's nothing good about airplanes, except the peanuts... Am I allergic to peanuts?

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[from trailer]

Alex Rover: I'm not afraid to go out!

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Captain: What on earth are you doing?

Alex Rover: I'm just having a nervous breakdown!

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[last lines]

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

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Jack: No parties while I'm gone!

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Alexandra Rover: I took a plane, I took a helicopter, I stole a boat!

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Nim Rusoe: [to Alexandra] You came here all the way from San Fransisco and you don't know how to do anything.

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

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Older Woman Tourist: Oh my God. What that filthy smell?

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Rarotongan Taxi Driver: [repeated line to Alexandra] I know what you need. I take you.

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Edmund: Quick, mum! Give me another dollar! I think I saw a mermaid!

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Alex Rover: I'm sorry. I wish I could come but... I'm borderline agoraphobic. I haven't even left my apartment in 16 weeks.

Nim Rusoe: [responding to e-mail] What are you talking about? You're one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived. You're Alex Rover!

Alexandra Rover: But I'm not 'that' Alex Rover.

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Nim Rusoe: I need you, Alex Rover.

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Alexandra Rover: [reading e-mail] "Dear Alex, regarding your question 'Am I all right?' I will be when my dad gets back. But it's really good talking to a real life hero. Nim." W-Wait a minute. 'When my dad gets back'? Oh, my God.

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Alexandra Rover: Dear Nim, the most important thing for a cut is to make sure that it's kept clean and dry.

Alex Rover: In the Cook Islands, they use a stem of a Simarouba plant to keep out infection.

Nim Rusoe: [looks at a photo] Hmm. Simarouba.

Alex Rover: P.S. Are you all right, Nim?

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Alex Rover: Must be the hero of my own life story. Where are you taking me?

Evil Captor: A special hole, just for you, Alex Rover. Ever heard of the Pit of Spiders?

[laughs]

Alex Rover: "Pit of Spiders", huh? Well, I guess that answers the "how will I die" question.

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Alexandra Rover: [reading an e-mail] "Yes. I'm all alone. I'm 11, and my father's gone. He's lost at sea. And my leg is swollen and bleeding. And the Buccaneers are coming to take over the island. Nim."

[replying]

Alexandra Rover: What can I possibly do, Nim?

Alex Rover: What can I possibly do, Nim?

Nim Rusoe: [types the 4 letters C, O, M, and E] Come.

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Alexandra Rover: Who are you, Nim? How old are you? Are you all alone wherever you are?

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Buffy Colt: [voicemail] Alexandra, it's Buffy, your favorite editor. I know you're there and I know you're not going to pick up. I just worry about you, darling sitting at your computer, living on a diet of only Progresso Soup.

Alexandra Rover: Buffy.

Buffy Colt: So, how is the new Alex Rover coming? Wasn't I supposed to read something two weeks ago? No pressure, no pressure, no pressure.

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Alexandra Rover: Dear Nim, are you Jack's research associate? Jack wrote of a volcano where you live. Are you familiar with it? Sincerely, Alex Rover. Send.

Alex Rover: What are you doing, Alexandra?

Alexandra Rover: Research. Go. Go. Go away. Leave me alone.

Alex Rover: You don't mean that. You love me.

Alexandra Rover: And what makes you so sure of that, huh?

Alex Rover: Because the whole world loves Alex Rover.

Alexandra Rover: Really? I know "Translated in 21 different languages." No pressure, no pressure, no pressure.

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[first lines]

Nim Rusoe: My dad always told me stories about her- How she was this great oceanographer. Stories about the baby they had and how my mom just had to name her... Nim. She invented that name. At least that's how my dad tells the story. That's all my mother is to me now- just these stories. But they're really some amazing stories. Like the one he calls "The Oceanographer and the Great Blue Whale". Once upon a time, the oceanographer went out on the wide-open sea to find out what was in the stomach of the great blue whale. As my mother was staring into the mouth of of the whale, a mysterious ship came out of nowhere. It was called The Buccaneer Ship. It got much too close and it frightened the whale. And the oceanographer was swallowed and taken by the sea. Dad felt like we should sail the ocean and look for that blue whale - that someday, that whale would bring her back to us. I think he just missed her. We both did. By my fourth birthday, we had sailed around the globe... twice- From the Cape of Good Hope to the tip of Patagonia... from Singapore to the Cook Islands. Then one day, we found it- our home.

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Alex Rover: You've been writing chapter 8 for three months now. So either sacrifice me to the damn volcano or let me find my escape already. Hey! It's time to finish the book!

Alexandra Rover: Shh! I'm thinking.

Alex Rover: Yeah. You're thinking. You're thinking. That's the problem. You've gotta get out of your head and into your body.

Alexandra Rover: Hey. That's it. Kinka.

Alex Rover: Kinka?

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Nim Rusoe: Dear Alex Rover, I'm sure Jack would love to help you with your newest adventure. He's a great fan of yours. We both are. From... Nim.

[sends email]

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Nim Rusoe: [reads email] "Dear Jack Rusoe, I need a bit of help on my newest adventure. Might you be able to answer for me? Alex Rover." Alex Rover?

[to Selkie and Fred]

Nim Rusoe: Alex Rover is writing to my dad? Do you think it's *the* Alex Rover?

[looks at email address]

Nim Rusoe: It's him! It's him! It's really him!

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Alexandra Rover: "Dear Alex Rover, I'm sure Jack would love to help you with your newest adventure. He'll be back on Thursday. He's a great fan of yours. We both are. From Nim." Nim. Hmm, what an unusual name.

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