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Nancy Drew: Movie Review

June 30th, 2007 · 7 Comments

The kids and I saw the Nancy Drew movie Thursday night and I wanted to share my impressions with you. Hopefully I can do it without too many spoilers.

Like many of us, I grew up reading the Nancy Drew mysteries. I loved how the stories unravelled until Nancy had solved the case. Secretly, I wished that I had the courage and abilities of Nancy Drew.

I’m happy to report that the movie preserves the spirit of the original Nancy Drew books, if not the details.

I took a teen and two tweens (8 to 13) to see this movie. All of them loved it. All of them agreed that they would want to own a copy of this movie. I have to say, all of them were girls. I’m not sure how a boy would react to this movie.

As a parent, I was glad that the girls liked Nancy Drew. The Nancy Drew in this movie is exactly the kind of hero that our kids need — she’s smart, polite, and dresses modestly. She’s also independent and more interested in solving cases than finding boys. I wish there were more characters like her for our girls to emulate.

I have to warn the parents of preschoolers and younger elementary students that this movie might not be for them. It is an action film, and some of that action just might be frightening for younger children.

You’ll want to check this film out, especially if you have a girl tween or teen. It’s definitely a winner in my book and I plan on adding it to the family’s movie library as soon as it comes out on DVD.

Besides, this is a movie that just might encourage kids to read, and you’ve got to love that!

Contents (c) Copyright 2007, Laura Spencer. All rights reserved.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Becki // Jun 30, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Great review! Now I really can’t wait to see it! 😉

  • 2 Laura // Jun 30, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks Becki!

  • 3 Melissa // Jun 30, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    I found your review via Sk*rt…thanks. I want to see this, but was wondering how it would compare…. I loved her books too when I was a kid! and my daughter loves mysteries!

  • 4 Homemom3 // Jun 30, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the review, can’t wait for it to hit the base. We are actually headed out to watch the Transformers. Lots of the old cartoons hitting the big screen this year.

  • 5 Laura // Jun 30, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Melissa! It’s not totally true to the old Nancy Drew books. For one thing, it’s set in modern times. However, I felt it was true to the spirit of the Nancy Drew series.

    Homemom3! I actually missed seeing the Transformers. The kids are already begging to see Ratatoulle (spelling). We saw Meet The Robinsons when it was out.

  • 6 Homemom3 // Jul 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    well don’t feel bad we got up there and the line was wrapped around the building….I think NOT. We’ll wait.

  • 7 Laura // Jul 2, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Homemom3! Well, maybe when it’s been out longer you’ll be able to see it.



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