Small Town Girl. Big Time Adventure.
Intrepid teenage private eye Nancy Drew heads to Tinseltown with her father to investigate the unsolved murder of a movie star in this old-fashioned whodunit based on Carolyn Keene's popular series of books for young adults. But can the small-town girl cut through the Hollywood hype to solve the case?
Cute movie, Emma Roberts is adorable. Not much to say.
This is a film my daughter Brittany gave me out of her collection. She didn't care for it and knew I was always a big fan of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew every since I was a little kid... much younger then she is now. Of course I knew going into it this is more or less a spoof of Nancy Drew... so went into it not expecting too much... certainly nothing to take as a serious Nancy Drew mystery. But as it turns out it wasn't as bad as I thought going into it. The one downside for me... while the movie takes place in present time... they basically had Nancy Drew stuck in the '50s. They played…
Rather than try and update the premise, they've temporarily brought her brave, intelligent, hyper-resourceful but old-fashioned character to Los Angeles where a lot of laughs are generated as she interacts with her more modern peers.
There is of course a mystery; some bad guys; and ultimately a very happy ending. This could have been terribly dull and formulaic but in fact it's fresh and funny.
Recommended. This was actually a pretty good school holiday film to watch with the kids.
cute & surprisingly intriguing.
Yes, I actually watched this.
I don't know what I was expecting here.
The mystery is actually pretty good for a kid's movie. I also enjoyed how perfectionist and outdated Nancy Drew is throughout the movie. Easily the funniest bit they have going.
The acting is pretty terrible, even for a kid's movie. Emma Roberts is probably the best of the non-adult actors here, and she isn't particularly good. But hey! Odd cameos/bit parts from Bruce Willis, Chris Kattan, Adam Goldberg, and Lindsay Sloane, plus small parts for Barry Bostwick and Rachel Leigh Cook.
It's at least nice to see a clever high-school detective, so you could do worse for family entertainment.
1.5 out of 5 (C-)
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