Nancy Drew

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Overview

A resourceful teenage super-sleuth finds her investigative skills put to the ultimate test as director Andrew Fleming and screenwriter Tiffany Paulsen revive the character originally made famous by author Carolyn Keene. Upon leaving her quaint hometown of River Heights and arriving in Los Angeles with her father, Carson Tate Donovan, precocious small-town teen Nancy Drew Emma Roberts enrolls in Hollywood High and discovers just how different life on the West Coast really is. A true original in the land where ...
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Overview

A resourceful teenage super-sleuth finds her investigative skills put to the ultimate test as director Andrew Fleming and screenwriter Tiffany Paulsen revive the character originally made famous by author Carolyn Keene. Upon leaving her quaint hometown of River Heights and arriving in Los Angeles with her father, Carson Tate Donovan, precocious small-town teen Nancy Drew Emma Roberts enrolls in Hollywood High and discovers just how different life on the West Coast really is. A true original in the land where Rodeo Drive dictates what's "in" at any given moment, Nancy stands apart from the pack as much for her penny loafers as for her sincere, non-acerbic attitude and keen study skills -- all of which make the non-ironic goody two-shoes an object of scorn for fashion-conscious mean girls Inga Daniella Monet and Trish Kelly Vitz. Concerns about how to fit in soon take a back seat to more pressing issues, however, when Nancy, having previously promised her worried father that she would give up sleuthing, stumbles across a series of clues that may lead her to find out what caused the death of beautiful Hollywood movie star Dehlia Draycott -- who perished years ago under particularly mysterious circumstances. Upon discovering that she and her father are currently residing in the very same mansion that Draycott once called home, the prospect of solving one of Hollywood's biggest mysteries simply proves too tantalizing for the brilliant young detective to resist.
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Special Features

"Nancy Drew: Kids at Work" - Emma Roberts and friends up close and personal; Gag rel; Joanna "Pretty Much Amazing" music video; Mini-featurette gallery: Cool scenes with the cast and crew
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Nancy Drew is an engaging little mystery flick that will please many, in both its young target audience and in older adults as well. It would also probably please even more people if it had a different title and its heroine had a different name. Despite its charms, some viewers will have an issue with the "fish out of water" approach that the film takes, which makes fun of the basic simplicity of Nancy. It's gentle and warmhearted fun, and in the end the film comes down firmly on Nancy's side, but it adds an ironic layer and a distancing effect that may very well displease some of the ardent fans of the character as established in the book -- an effect that wouldn't occur if it were a created-just-for-the screen character without decades of published history behind her. Still, most viewers will overlook this flaw, as well as the fact that the mystery is not quite as front-and-center as it might be. That's because director/writer Andrew Fleming and his co-writer Tiffany Paulsen have created an appealing screenplay that spotlights effervescent star Emma Roberts beautifully. Roberts is the heart of Nancy Drew, and she has the kind of warmth and joyousness that is utterly captivating. She's not all bubbles and light, of course, and handles the dramatic aspects of the part with a sure hand. Above all, she strikes the absolutely perfect tone for this particular picture, believing at all times in her character and never letting parody rear its ugly head. The very able supporting cast is also an asset, as are Jeffrey Kurland's spot-on costumes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • UPC: 085391160670
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,511

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emma Roberts Nancy Drew
Josh Flitter Corky
Max Thieriot Ned Nickerson
Rachael Leigh Cook Jane Brighton
Tate Donovan Carson Drew
Barry Bostwick Dashiel Biedermeyer
Craig Gellis Thug
Rich Cooper Charlie
Amy Bruckner Bess
Kay Panabaker Georgie
Cliff Bemis Chief McGinnis
David Doty Father Murray
Laura Elena Harring Dehlia Draycott
Monica Parker Hannah
Caroline Aaron Barbara Barbara
Marshall Bell Leshing
Daniella Monet Inga
Kelly Vitz Trish
Phil Abrams Principal
Robert Merrill "New Century" Actor
Joanne Baron Costume Lady
Ryan Raddatz Assistant Director
Adam Goldberg Arrogant Director
Elyssa Davalos Twin Palms Manager
Emmy Laybourne File Lady
Rosemary Morgan "No" Woman
Amanda Maria Lorca "No" Woman
Ahna O'Reilly "No" Woman
Ashley-Nicole Sherman "No" Woman
Shaina Vorspan "No" Woman
Krystle Hernandez "No" Woman
Kaitlyn Van Item Allie
Lucille Soong Waitress
Dana Lee Louie
Pat Carroll Landlady
Darnell Dickens Party Goer #1
Edgar Borjas Party Goer #2
Adam Hendershott Guy at Party
Adam Clark Sgt. Billings
Vito D'Ambrosio Henchman #1
Thom Harris Williams Henchman #2
Jared Weber Henchman #3
James Wing Woo Chinese Priest in Movie
Technical Credits
Andrew Fleming Director, Screenwriter
Michael Bernard Anderson Set Decoration/Design
Mike Avery Stunts
Lloyd Barachina Stunts
Ron Bartlett Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Cherniawsky Art Director
Pud Cusack Sound/Sound Designer
Pam Dixon Casting
Susan Ekins Executive Producer, Producer
Tony Fanning Production Designer
Jennifer Fisher Consultant/advisor
Jeff Freeman Editor
Al Goto Stunts
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Doug Hemphill Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Kristy Makeup
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Cherylanne Martin Co-producer
Karine Mauffrey Stunts
Kristopher Medina Stunts
Caryn Mower Stunts
Dale Myrand Camera Operator
Tiffany Paulsen Original Story, Screenwriter
Andrew Reeder Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Sall Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Eric Tignini Asst. Director
Henry Tirl Camera Operator
Mark Vahradian Executive Producer, Producer
Benjamin Waisbren Executive Producer, Producer
Jerry Weintraub Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nancy Drew
1. Negotiations and Noshes [3:52]
2. Hold On Nancy [3:33]
3. No More Sleuthing [4:26]
4. Draycott Mansion [4:07]
5. Mysteriously Missing [4:07]
6. Hollywood High Newcomer [4:57]
7. Liplock Failure [1:56]
8. Home Movies [4:48]
9. Attractive Ability [2:10]
10. Offer to Direct [2:14]
11. Trail to Jane Brighton [6:40]
12. Close Calls and Encounters [3:31]
13. Birthday Surprise [2:42]
14. Boxes to Bombs [6:21]
15. Secret Passage [4:36]
16. Join the Party [4:15]
17. That's a First [2:31]
18. Departure and Arrival [4:06]
19. Bowing the Dragon [3:44]
20. Her Way With the Will [5:28]
21. On the Dotted Line [4:29]
22. To Her Rescue [3:38]
23. Reunions [1:53]
24. Doing the Right Thing [3:05]
25. End Credits [5:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Nancy Drew
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      Widescreen
      Fullscreen
   Scenes
   Features
      Nancy Drew: Kids at Work
      Gag Reel
      Pretty Much Amazing by Joanna
      Mini Featurettes
         Play All
         Our Ipod Idolatry
         Nancy Drew's Detective Kit
         Behind the Scene
         Day on the Set
         Emma's Last Day
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English 5.1
         Français 5.1
         Español 5.1
      Subtitles
         English
         English (For the Hearing Impaired)
         Français
         Español
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    If you like mysteries read her books or watch her movie.

    This is a great mysterie of a movie star at the peak of her carear she disappers. After two monthes she came back and threw a party and never came downstairs to greet her geust they found her..........<BR/>if you wnat to know watch the movie

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nancy Drew rocks!

    This movie was awesome! I admit some parts were sort of stupid, but the plot was amazing! It was so suspencful! A great movie for everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Return of the Sleuth

    A nice return for Nancy Drew. The acting wasn't the greatest but it was an entertaining family film. I grew up watching the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys TV series so I was excited to see a return of some kind of a Nancy Drew media. Emma Watson shows some promising acting skills and in a few years she might be really good. Here's to more Nancy Drew mysteries.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Loved it!

    I love Emma Roberts! She was stunning in this movie(As usual.) I loved how the plot was mysterious and suspensful without being too confusing like some mystery movies are. I don't really read Nancy Drew all that much. I've read a few here and there..(What girl hasn't?) But I can guarentee you, this movie will make you want to go read the books. x] Love you Emma. <3'

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Just Like The Books!

    I love this movie so much!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nancy Drew Dissappoints

    Here's all you need to know: don't buy Nancy Drew! The acting is horrific, the plot is poorly written and undeveloped and a five-year old could make a better ending to the movie. The suspense and kid-friendly fun that Nancy Drew promises is non-existent and this film is not worth your money or your time.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We Loved This Movie!

    This was a great movie for both kids and their parents. My daughter had a group of friends over (all around age 10) and they all loved it. Great movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good movie for kids

    A great movie for kids and young adults. It is funny and will keep you entertained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie to get!

    This movie is great. i would definitely buy it..and I have. It will make you move to the edge of your seat. It is also funny. And it is a great movie for the family. Emma Roberts does also a great job in the Movie. i would definitely recommend it for everyone. One to definitely get!

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