Monday, June 18, 2007

Nancy Drew - Fun For All!

An old fashioned girl in a big city struggles to fit in, cope with her mother's passing, and solve the mystery of some old actress lady. Nancy Drew is the perfect summer movie for everyone of all ages, especially if you're a middle school aged girl.

Emma Roberts plays the prudish Nancy Drew who's addiction to solving crimes and sleuthing can be paralleled to America's addiction to foreign oil. Having never read the books I cannot say if she, or the film as a whole, accurately portrays the Nancy Drew of written literature, but I can say that she is one hell of a detective, and knows a whole hell of a lot about random stuff. I mean, who knew that you can save someone who is choking by giving them CPR instead of that tricky and difficult to remember Heimlich Maneuver? I certainly didn't!

Max Thieriot and Emma's on screen chemistry was only surpassed by the, younger, uglier, but oh so adorable Josh Flitter. What he lacks in size he makes up for in Danny DeVito inspired personality.

I had my hopes up that the Hardly Boys would make a cameo and off up one of their famous raging clues but that never materialized.

I give it a 4 out of 5 bunnies. (That's right I rate things using a bunny system now). I suggest that if you aren't a 14 year old girl (or a boy being dragged to it by a girl) that you wait until it comes out on DVD and netflix it cause it's kind of embarrassing buying a ticket for it... At least it isn't as embarassing as buying a Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ticket...

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1 comment:

Jackie said...

You just saved me $7. I was totally going to watch that this weekend.