This week’s installment of Sunday at the Movies highlights a movie that totally surprised me.. in a good way.
Nancy Drew was one of those movies that never really took off and wasn’t in the movie theaters for very long. We originally caught it at a $1 movie theater one day.
Going into the movie I was honestly thinking it wasn’t going to be all that great. I wasn’t a big Nancy Drew reader as a child. My sister was the one who read all those yellow bound books, but I do remember some of the stories.
I grew up in the late 70’s, so I remember the TV show of Nancy Drew. You know the ones with the big winged hair. LOL.
But this movie ended up being a really cute movie. The story line and some of the acting is a little cheesy, but all in all it’s a nice feel good movie.
The only negative elements to the movie that I see are
- a few short skirts ( but the tops are always modest), but she does wear vintage 60’s clothes, so that’s going to happen
- a few uses of the Lord’s name ( the OMG verision)
- the one boy younger boy tricks her into thinking he’s choking and she almost does cpr on him
- the girls are first mean to her, but that later changes
If you haven’t seen this and have girls between the ages of 8 to 13, I would recommend this for a good ‘girly’ movie with mom!
More information on the movie:
In the quaint town of River Heights, Nancy Drew is the biggest thing going. The irrepressibly industrious teen sleuth catches criminals in the act, works out plea bargains, hands the baddies over to the cops and has the chief of police at her beck and call. She can even leap tall buildings in a single bound. Oh wait, that’s Superman.
But as far as this film’s concerned, Nancy’s not far behind the Man of Steel. A model student with impeccable character, she outwits burglars and swindlers—and even sews her own clothes. The heroine who’s been gracing young adult literature since 1930 has now made her way onto the big screen, and, thankfully, filmmakers have stayed true to the retro charm of Miss Drew’s earlier years by painting her as an old-fashioned girl with old-fashioned manners. That makes her a standout, even in River Heights. So you can guess what happens when she and her widower father move temporarily to Los Angeles.
Though Carson Drew tries to talk his daughter into spending less time solving mysteries and more time being a “normal” teenager, Nancy can’t help herself. She’s practically oblivious to the southern California social scene. Besides, she’s already got her eye on a new mystery: the death of actress Dehlia Draycott, whose estate the Drews will be renting during their stay in L.A. With the help of her faithful friend Ned Nickerson and her new buddy Corky, she’s on her way to solving the case before her feet even hit California soil.
Here’s the movie trailer to check out!