Harriet the Spy (1996)
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|Harriet m welsch is probably the world's most accomplished 11 year old spy. Harriet dreams of being a writer, and her nanny and best friend golly told her to start by writing down everything she sees. It's all in good fun until harriet's friends find her secret spy notebook. They don't like what harriet's written.|
Editor's NoteEleven-year-old Harriet's (Michelle Trachtenberg) obsession for observation is well-chronicled in her most treasured possession: a notebook marked "Private," in which she collects her frequently unflattering--though accurate--thoughts about those around her. When her classmates discover her penchant for "spying," however, they're anything but amused. Adapted from the 1964 book by Louise Fitzhugh.
Cast & Crew
|Vanessa Lee Chester|
|Louise Fitzhugh - Based On Novel By|
|Francis Kenny - Cinematographer|
|Bronwen Hughes - Director|
|Debra Chiate - Editor|
|Marykay Powell - Producer|
|Theresa Rebeck - Screenplay|
|Douglas Petrie - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryThe film adaptation of Louise Fitzhugh's bestselling children's novel, about Harriet, an independent, intelligent girl whose aspiration to become a writer ultimately lands her in some very hot water...| Encouraged by her sharp nanny, Harriet secretly begins writing about her observations of the world around her. This includes VERY candid (and often uncomplimentary) things about her schoolmates and buddies, including her two best friends.| But Harriet's life is turned upside-down when classmates find her treasured notebook and read it aloud for everyone to hear. Feeling insulted and betrayed, the kids then retaliate against Harriet in the cruelest of ways. The young writer, now hated, isolated and embarrassed, must find a way to rebound from this unenviable situation.
|"I want to replicate my own DNA and win the Nobel Prize!" ---- Janie (VANESSA LEE CHESTER)|
|"I want to play more baseball games than Cal Ripken Jr. and get filthy rich doing it!" ---- Sport (GREGORY SMITH)|
|"I want to see the whole world and write everything down!" ---- Harriet (MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG)|