This movie is based on the popular series of Nancy Drew books, that center around a teenage girl who solves mysteries. Emma Roberts plays Nancy.
At the beginning of the movie Nancy and her dad leave their small town of River Heights and move to California where her dad has a new job. Their new house has a mystery to it: a famous movie star lived and died there a long time ago and no one was ever able to figure out what happened. Nancy immediately gets on the case, while also trying to get used to life in her new school.
Emma Roberts is fantastic as Nancy. She’s adorable and I think she did her own stunts as well. She’s going to be a major movie star! Other actors include Josh Flitter and Tate Donovan. Bruce Willis even has a cameo as himself.
I liked everything about “Nancy Drew”. The acting is solid, the story is interesting, there’s plenty of action and a lot of laughs. I’m not sure why more kids and parents didn’t see it when it was in theaters. It should be a big hit on DVD.
The movie is rated PG. Anyone old enough to read Nancy Drew books will love this film.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Nancy Drew” gets a solid B. It’s one of the best family films of 2007!
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.