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
Bruce Willis: the lead actor in the fifties crime film (Nancy Drew is mistaken for an extra in the film). 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 »
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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