Saturday, March 15, 2008
"Nancy Drew" - Great Family Movie!
Every once in awhile a movie comes along that you actually want to watch with your family, this week it finally happened again. I went to Blockbuster to rent The Bee Movie for the kids as they had really been wanting to see it, turns out Nancy Drew came out at the same time and I didn't realize that (commercials for The Bee Movie everywhere, Nancy Drew, nope). So I picked it up too. I watched it last night with my 3 older kids (8, 10, 11) and we all loved it! (Yes, even the 10 year old boy.)
When I watch a movie, I'm always careful to look for things that make me feel uncomfortable when there are kids in the room. I am happy to say, that I didn't feel that at any point in Nancy Drew. It was a fun, quirky story of the idealistic teenager that just has a knack (and an itch) for answering the questions that no one else has been able to answer. So her dad has to go to California for a case (he's a lawyer) and Nancy is going with him. He just asks her to give up sleuthing while they are there and be a normal teenager so that he doesn't have to worry about her while they're there. She tries, she really does - she makes valiant efforts even, but alas, the mystery just kind of seeks her out... so what's a girl to do? She has to solve the case.
One of my favorite things about this movie is that Nancy is kind of stuck in the early 60's and yet she doesn't conform to the California kids, she just lives her life - my girls and I think the dress she wears to her birthday party is the prettiest dress ever! Emma Roberts does a fantastic job as Nancy Drew and I really hope they make a follow-up to this one. I will probably add it to our dvd library!