Nancy Drew (2007)
Small Town Girl. Big Time Adventure.
|With her magnifying glass and fingerprint powder in hand, Nancy Drew leaves River Heights for La-La-Land...but not to meet that guy on Smallville, as her boyfriend Ned fears. No, she's out to solve one of the greatest mysteries ever: the death of movie star Dehlia Draycott. But the bigger mystery is how our perky, plaid-clad sleuth will fit in with the text-messaging teen queens of mean she meets at Hollywood High.|
"A delightful adventure with charming performances! Jeffrey Lyons, NBC's Reel Talk
Editor's NoteLegendary teenage sleuth Nancy Drew enters the 21st century in this feature film from director Andrew Fleming (NIXON, THE CRAFT). In Nancy's (Emma Roberts) latest mystery, she and her father (Tate Donovan) make a temporary move from rural River Heights to Los Angeles. Determined to make the most of her stay, Nancy has chosen them a rental home with a notorious past: the mysterious death of its owner, starlet Dehlia Draycott, in the early 1980s. The closer Nancy edges towards the truth, the more trouble she encounters from someone who clearly doesn't want the mystery solved. To make matters worse, old-fashioned Nancy doesn't quite fit in with the cool kids--or anyone else--at Hollywood High, except for younger would-be Romeo Corky (Josh Flitter).Screenwriters Fleming and Tiffany Paulsen do not try to make over this beloved character into a modern teen. Instead, they make earnest Nancy simply a girl who likes old-fashioned things: outfits that include penny loafers and coordinated knee socks, headbands, and homemade knee-length dresses; her classic roadster convertible; impeccable manners; and, her housekeeper's homemade baked goods. Roberts--the daughter of Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts--is affable as Nancy. Even Bruce Willis (playing himself in a cameo) can't resist her charms. Rachel Leigh Cook, Barry Bostwick, and Marshall Bell also star as characters whose lives will change significantly if Nancy can solve the mystery, and Max Thieriot plays her smitten hometown boyfriend, Ned Nickerson. This is a fun blast from the past for women who grew up reading Carolyn Keene's classic novels, as well as for young girls who are enjoying THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK or THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE for the first time.
Cast & Crew
|Rachael Leigh Cook|
|Alexander Gruszynski - Cinematographer|
|Andrew Fleming - Director|
|Andrew Fleming - Screenplay|
|Jeff Freeman - Editor|
|Jerry Weintraub - Producer|
|Mildred Wirt "Carolyn Keene" Benson - Based On Characters Created By|
|Ralph Sall - Original Music By|
|Susan Ekins - Executive Producer|
|Tiffany Paulsen - Screenplay|
|Todd Cherniawsky - Art Director|
|Tony Fanning - Production Designer|
Studio contract director Michael Curtiz took home a single Oscar ...