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. But can the small-town girl cut through the Hollywood hype to solve the case?
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- Andrew Fleming
- DVD and streaming
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; featurettes; music video.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the big-screen Nancy Drew is very retro and straightlaced. And although she's being marketed to older tweens and young teens, even slightly younger kids will enjoy the teenage sleuth's harmless action. There are a few "good scary" moments (a face pops up in a dark room), and even though Nancy is forced to flee from armed henchmen and is even held at gunpoint, she never really seems like she'd be the victim of anything. It's worth noting that there are several prominent product placements, mostly computer and Internet related.
- Sexual Content
- One brief kiss; two girls wear tight outfits and flirt with Ned; Corky hits on Nancy.
- Nancy is nearly killed a few times -- first in a car chase and later at gunpoint by a bad guy and his henchmen. Men are hit over the head with a shovel.
- Fairly mild language/insults: "what the hell," "freak," "idiot," "oh God," "porky," etc.
- Social Behavior
- Shows that persistance, ingenuity, and smarts pay off. Plus a message about being yourself.
- Several prominent product placements: Mac laptop, IMDB.com, AOL, Amtrak, InStyle magazine, Hollywood High, etc.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- There's a rowdy high-school party, but no one seems to be drinking -- just dancing and carrying on.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it