A 2008 family adventure movie about an 11-year old girl
) who lives with her father (voluntarily
) on an uncharted island
, a la ("Swiss Family Robinson"
, or "Robinson Crusoe"
, except Gilligan's characteras are shipwrecked, not forever on an island out of their own volition). Based on a book by author Wendy Orr, it tells of her seafaring daddy, and her hero, "male" author Alex Rover (Jodie Foster
, a child star
earlier in her own right and who deserves credit for recomending Jodie's star billing!), who's actually a female (as Jodie Foster
's mention above should explain!). Gerard Butler, continuing a la Hilary Swank
's 2007 "P.S.I Love You" a fantasy role, doubles as the fictional
Alex Rover. (An Indiana Jones
You'll have to watch the rest yourself. Released on April 11, '08. From both Twentieth-Century Fox
and Walden Media
, which has given us many family films in the last five or so years. Somewhat of a cross between the above island films, and many child themed adventures.
I saw 'Nim's Island'. Very good movie, and should be shown next time I go on the Princess Cruise
!! Not to have that in a tropical themed movie program is a crime!