So it was a slow weekend at the movies (since I had already seen Captain Marvel twice) and I saw a trailer for this movie and thought it looked cute so I’d give it a look-see. I am glad I did. I really enjoyed this pre-teen movie about the famous junior detective. When I rate a movie, I judge it by the genre that it is as opposed to trying to rate this against an Avengers or Green Book or any other type of movie. So, for a pre-teen mystery movie, this one gets 4 Icees.
I have a friend of mine (Jessica) that has two daughters that I think might enjoy this movie. There are almost no male “main” characters. The men in this movie (the father, the sheriff, etc..) are supporting characters and you know what? That works just fine. I like that the ladies are the sole focus of the movie.
The plot is sometimes predictable but otherwise engaging enough for young audiences. However, one word of warning. There is one scene that frightened a couple of the younger girls in the audience. So if you bring youngins in, be wary of the “haunting” scene. To avoid spoilers, I won’t go any further into explanation.
The actresses all did a good job, with a special shout-out to Linda Lavin. She, as always, played her role amazingly.
As many know, Nancy Drew had many adventures in the literary world. I can only hope that this movie does well enough to warrant a sequel. I for sure would watch it! All in all, this movie was enjoyable to watch and I think it was a good movie for the pre-teens out there.
So if you’re looking for an alternative from Captain Marvel and you have young kids (or just want to see a nice movie), this one just might be the right one.
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