I have admitted, here or on someone else's blog, that I've never read a Nancy Drew book. (I used to get up early on Sunday mornings just to watch The Hardy Boys with Parker Stevenson and Sean Cassidy, but that's another story). And that said, my opinion on this topic may mean little, but I just have to rave about the 2007 Nancy Drew movie!
I watched it with hubby a couple nights ago and we were both very pleasantly surprised. I admit, I thought it would be another in a string of so-so teen movies, but I really got into this one. First of all, I LOVED that they portrayed her as retro--from her clothes to her car--to her sleuthing gear, complete with a single-serving canister for a blondie, she was perfectly adorable. I totally want my own travel canister and someone to fill it with a fresh, warm brownie every morning...
But beyond that, I thought it was clever (with what I assumed were several light-hearted allusions to the original books) and cute, just like the girl herself. Obviously, I checked to see whether there are plans for a sequel--there are!--and I'm hoping that the end-of-the-movie phone call Ms. Drew received from Scotland about the Loch Ness monster is a big ole hint. That would be just perfect.
Hubby and I give this movie four thumbs up.
(And for any of you who used to watch The Land of the Lost, they're coming out with a movie this summer--with *yikes!* Will Ferrell!)