Nancy Drew (2007)

Posted 16/11/2016 by Edward Davies in Based on novel

Starring : Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tate Donovan, Marshall Bell, Laura Harring, Barry Bostwick
Director : Andrew Fleming
Running Time : 100 mins

Nancy Drew (Roberts) and her father Carson (Donovan) move to the West Coast where Mr Drew has a job. Nancy, who loves investigating mysteries, promises her dad she won’t do any crime solving while they’re away, but when she discovers that their new home once belonged to a murdered movie star, she can’t help herself and begins looking into her mysterious death.

This was actually quite a fun kids murder mystery. The homage to the old fashioned Carolyn Keen books is subtly played, and the jokes are delicately played rather than over the top. Roberts in likeable in the lead, showing an innocence in character completely absent in her more recent roles, and fans of the old Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books will love this modern adaptation.

Verdict : 7/10

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