Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles California. Nancy booked an abandoned house for them to stay in hiding the mystery of a movie star's murder from her father as a promise that she would stay out of trouble and be normal. Fitting into high school as a normal teen turns out to be harder than it sounds, for Nancy Drew. She soon befriends a younger boy and determines that the sleuthing world is where she belongs. While snooping through the attic, she finds a letter from the Hollywood star, Dehlia Draycott, written to someone named 'Z'. This leads Nancy on a wild goose chase as she comes to find out that Dehlia has a secret daughter, her daughter is to inherit everything and someone killed Dehlia because they were written out of the will. Written by
At the very start of the film, the camera closes in on a bookcase. All the books on that bookcase are Nancy Drew novels. See more »
Nancy loads a VHS tape of "Twilight in China" into the VCR to look for the clue in Dehlia Draycott's movie. The tape is rewound to the beginning when she loads it - yet it immediately jumps to the "Make the dragon bow" scene; which, according to Dehlia's lines, is most likely in the middle or at the end of the movie and nowhere near the beginning. Even if it's a prologue, Nancy still should've had to fast forward through the previews that came before the movie. See more »
Who are you?
Hello. I'm Nancy Drew. It's nice to meet you. May I ask who you are?
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During the opening sequence, the camera pans through shelves holding actual Nancy Drew books. See more »
Good fun, got my daughter wanting read the old series! A win-win!
I disagree with previous comment about this movie. I think it was cute and fun and it carried a good message for young girls like my daughter. You don't have to dress like a cheap hooker to be cool. You can be smart and pretty and classy all at once.
I think the cast was good and the story was fine for the target audience. All-in-all my wife, daughter (10) and I each thought it was a good movie. I certainly recommend it. It also has encouraged my daughter to start reading the original Nancy Drew mysteries which I am sure she will love much as I loved the Hardy Boys.
It was a struggle to get her to sleep tonight because she wanted to start reading right away. I can't think of a better outcome for that movie than rekindling interest in that classic series.
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