Return to Nim's Island

Synopsis: Return to Nim's Island to see how things are going with Nim and her Father. One day they get a message that some people will be buying the island to build an attraction there, but Nim will not stand for it and comes up with some things to do to save what she calls home.
Director(s): Brendan Maher
Production: Arc Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.0
PG
Year:
2013
90 min
25 Views

[ARBIE CHIRPING]

Arbie!

Not again!

Don't even think about it!

[SQUAWKS MOCKINGLY]

Not cool!

- Those are for Jack.

- [CHIRPING]

I know where you nest and you're

so grounded when we get home.

Careful, Arbie.

You know how cranky my dad gets

about his protozoa samples!

Surrender the goods

or it's into the volcano with ya!

You know, Arbie, it'd be great

if you could be like Selkie

and actually help once in a while.

Fred! That's no place for

a cold-blooded guy like you.

Mr Rusoe, your table is ready.

Oh, well, I hope there's no dress code.

I've come straight from the office.

- Traffic?

- Brutal.

Please tell me you

have the macadamia nut

- and mealworm sandwich on special today?

- But of course.

So, I think Arbie's been stashing

all the shiny things he keeps swiping

at the Cormorant Cliffs.

I know just where he'd nest.

- If you'd just...

- Uh-uh. There's no way.

You're not scaling those

cliffs by yourself.

If you fell to your death,

who would make my lunch?

Come with me.

I saw some brilliant lizards there.

I don't think Felix would

let me play hooky.

Hey, Felix! Take a break.

Nim brought lunch.

Oh, I'm uh... I'm good.

I got some dehydrated beef stroganoff

back at the lab.

But who can think about lunch

in the midst of Jack M. Rusoe's

ground-breaking quest

to find new classes of protozoa?

- You've got a, uh...

- Food?

- Nim!

- Did I get it?

- Don't move.

- What? Why?

You have a Chimera sea

slug on your face.

Chimera? I'm not familiar with it.

- Don't they release a deadly poison?

- You're going to be fine.

Whatever you do,

- don't freak out!

- [BOTH SCREAM]

Call poison control!

And if I don't make it, tell Susan H,

the one from my chemistry symposium,

that I've always...

[NIM LAUGHING]

We wouldn't prank you,

if we didn't love you, buddy.

Nice.

NIM:
Come, sit.

I made a mealworm-free

sandwich just for you.

[ON ANSWERING MACHINE] Jack, it's Grant,

your favourite and only father-in-law.

Look, I wish I had better news,

but those scoundrels at

the Buccaneer Resort Company

will stop at nothing

to get their hands on your island.

They've even hired this hotshot lawyer

from Melbourne, who argued that, legally,

you're nothing more

than a well-respected squatter.

Which means the government's

going to allow the Buccaneers

to build one of their ghastly resorts

right on top of you.

Those swindlers are sending surveyors

out at the end of the week.

So if you have any tricks left, son,

now is the time.

- [ANSWERING MACHINE BEEPS]

- The end of the week?

You said they'd never get permission.

It's not over yet.

It's time I brought the fight to them.

I want those bureaucrats

to look me in the eye

and tell me they'd rather have

the money from some resort

than finding protozoa,

which could cure disease.

They've heard all this before.

What if they still don't listen?

What if they let them buy the island?

What if we have to leave?

I'm not going to lie.

It's a long shot, but sometimes

those are the ones worth taking.

SKATEBOARDER:
Watch it, bro!

[MIMICKING MUM] You never

do the dishes any more!

[MIMICKING DAD] I bought those dishes.

You don't appreciate me.

[MIMICKING MUM] What's going to happen

to all our nice things?

Find a new job!

[MIMICKING DAD] I can't.

[PARENTS ARGUING IN DISTANCE]

No one's hiring Gummies.

DAD:
The bank wouldn't

give me another loan!

MUM:
What's Edmund supposed to think

of a father who doesn't even try?

You want us out on the streets, then?

Your family?

DAD:
I don't want any of this!

MUM:
And I do?

That's what you're saying?

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