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Nancy Drew (2007)
True to the style of the books
Let's face it; Nancy Drew was never great literature. It is in the same category as babysitter club, magic tree house, Goosebumps, ABC Mysteries. In fact, it was one of the original formula stories. Nancy is perfect, pretty, thoughtful, "nice", has no internal conflicts ever! and never changes. Ned is pretty much the same. The movie was true to that style and I have to say, I liked it. It will never be a great movie, but it had a that same nostalgic flavor that the books held. It had just the right amount of suspense for my children (8 and 10.) There was almost no offensive language. I liked the push for more conservative dress.
Corky was a bit of an annoyance. He was a little out of place on a high school campus. I never quite got why he was there in the first place.
I brought my children to this movie. I was prepared for it to be simply silly and stupid. But I found the movie to be really quite delightful. I am very particular about the content of movies my children watch and I was pleased to note there was nothing in this movie that offended me or I felt was inappropriate. It saddens me there are so few "children's" movies I can say that about now a days. Almost all children's movies are rated PG or PG-13. Most contain either frightening events or content, inappropriate attitudes and behaviors toward others, or language that is rude and offensive. This is not a great movie. It is definitely silly and trite, but fun for both children and parents.