Nancy Drew Reviews
Nancy Drew manages to navigate the era of cellphones and Mean Girls with retro nostalgia and wholesomeness, making it a rare girl-powered outing for tweens in an otherwise guy-centric summer.
Fleming's movie doesn't fuss much with originality or storytelling logic but it does play nice from beginning to end, its positive messages bundled up with self-aware humor and empowered feminine pep.
What's not to like about a girl detective who is a good citizen and better student, a leader rather than a follower, a resourceful seamstress who won't cut her clothes to fit this year's fashions?
Roberts, bless her bubbly little heart, resolutely charges through the movie with a perkiness that ignores its lack of substance. Then again, this movie isn't about context. It's light, fluffy and fun.