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Nancy accompanies her father, Carson Drew, to Los Angeles on one of his business trips and stumbles across evidence about a long-unsolved crime involving the mysterious death of a beautiful movie star. Nancy's resourcefulness and personal responsibility are put to the test when she finds herself in the middle of the fast-living, self-indulgent world of Hollywood.
Mystery Adventure - This is a youth detective story aimed primarily at pre-teen girls
though most families will find it appropriate viewing for all
children. Fans of young star Emma Roberts will get their fill here,
while fans of the book series may be put off by the often wacky tone.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average This isn't a bad movie in the way that many Hollywood productions are, but it caters to an exclusive club whose members are prone to overlook its numerous faults.
USA TodayFull Review Average Nancy Drew is 16, dresses like she's 12 and acts like she's about 45.
And therein lies the problem with this adaptation of the beloved book series.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 139 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:OUTSTANDING OPINIONS! Highly recommended!
TEENS:GREAT OPINIONS from both males and females. Highly Recommended!
ADULTS:Great opinions from both males and females, especially considering this movie is targeted more towards the tween age group. With the lowest rating being average, this is a great movie for families with older children and young teens.
Nancy Drew (EMMA ROBERTS) is the resourceful teen detective, who leaves her friendly
hometown of River Heights for the West Coast and enrolls at Hollywood High School.
There, her unique personal style immediately sets her apart from her self-absorbed, fast-living
peers, especially reigning fashionistas Inga and Trish, who can't quite figure her out but know
that everything about her is different—from her super-smarts and retro manners to her perfect
picnic lunches and penny loafers.
Their less-than-warm reception might bother the average new girl in town, but not
Nancy. She has more important things to think about—namely, a brand new mystery.
Even though she promised her worried Dad (TATE DONOVAN) that
she'd quit the "sleuthing" business, it isn't long before Nancy gets a lead on one of the
greatest unsolved cases of all time: the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of
famous actress Dehlia Draycott. It happens that the Drews are staying in the former Draycott
Mansion, long reputed to be haunted and now a site where some very strange things have