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
Many of the threats in the movie are similar to the threats in some of the original books. For example, the bomb that was placed in Nancy's car, and Nancy and Corky nearly getting run over, and also the threatening phone call. The drawings at the end credits are also similar to the illustrations in the original books. See more »
The sign outside the church in the opening sequence appears to say "Calvary Presbyterian," and Nancy refers to "the pastor," which is consistent with a Protestant church. However, in the sanctuary, there is religious statuary, and Nancy disguises herself as a statue of the Blessed Virgin (with an amazingly handy bit of fabric in the traditional blue which always adorns Mary in traditional religious art). Presbyterians come from a strict Calvinist tradition that eschews statuary as idolatry, and they don't pray to Mary. 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 »
I'm a 16 year old teenager who took my 10 year old sister to Nancy Drew this morning. She's been bored sitting around the house all summer, so my mom suggested I go with her to see the first showing. I took her, not expecting much, thinking I could just sit back and not care what was going on. I've never read the Nancy Drew books, but my younger sister has and plays the computer games. She absolutely LOVED it, and I was surprised with myself when I found that I was paying attention, enjoying the movie.
The plot is a bit weak, but functional. The characters are fun to watch, especially the Californians. I thought some of her methods were a bit far-fetched (I found myself thinking-- What teenage girl carries that around with her 24/7?), but then again, it is a creation of Hollywood. It's not Oscar quality at all, but it's a fun one just to kick back and enjoy.
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