Nancy Drew: The 2019 Movie

Last year, word got out that Ellen DeGeneres’ company was making a new Nancy Drew movie.

Well, out she came this year, in limited release across American theatres.

The movie didn’t make it here to Aus, but since I have an all regional dvd player, I snagged myself a copy from Amazon, it came in a slip cover, and watched it.





For those who haven’t read, or don’t know much about Nancy Drew, then this could be a quirky little movie to watch and you’ll have no problem with it.


For those that do, we know that things have been changed.

Such as, George is a black girl and in no way, shape, or form related to Bess. George and Bess are cousins, always have been, always will be.

And Bess, by the way, is not brunette, she’s a curvy blonde.

Nancy giggled way too much. I don’t mind that she’s a redhead, Nancy was at different times throughout history, BUT!!!! She also didn’t skateboard.


The fact that Nancy’s mother recently died and not when she was three…

Hannah is Nancy’s aunt (Carson’s sister). Nope. Hannah always was and always will be the housekeeper slash maid.

Nancy is still in high school. Nope. Regardless of the books, and Harriet Stratemeyer upping Nancy’s age from 16 to 18 in the books so she was legal to drive in all fifty states, very rarely did the syndicate put her back in school. Simon & Schuster tried it in some of the last series books, and basically, effed that up. 

The hidden staircase not really being a hidden staircase. Seriously, how was that layout of the house even plausible? How did you not even realise that there was a whole other room back there because there was a huge chunk of your house that you could not get to? And by the way, that tunnel was supposed to lead to the twin house of that one. Nope, just led to an old well outside.


I get that Ellen and all the others invested in this wanted to do something nice. It just wasn’t factual in the sense of the books.

And how young do you get to be a deputy in America? That kid looked like he was fifteen and the uniform and gun belt were just too big for him.

They made a little joke about Helen Corning’s cousin getting married at Lilac Inn, leaving the movie open for a sequel, but I don’t know…it would need to be done better.

There’s a new CW show coming which has made George an Asian, and a comic series out which has made her a tattooed lesbian. She is neither, never has been, never will be.

I’m sick and tired of the basic story being constantly changed. I don’t know why networks, publishing houses, etc, just can’t take the basic story line, Bess and George being cousins, Hannah being the housekeeper, Ned Nickerson being white and not black……CW……and THEN make a better story.



After all that, it’s an addition to the collection, which I rarely buy for anymore as there is so little that comes out, or I just can’t afford the bloody shipping from America.

There is this awesome The Secret of the Old Clock  text scarf though….


Next stop, blankets and pillows, hopefully by the end of this year.


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  1. The Tote Trove December 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It’s always tough when a classic and beloved series gets rebooted. I can see why this new Nancy Drew movie upset you. Also, I tried to give the CW series a chance but quit after two episodes. Not only were so many things different, but the vibe was just too creepy and gory.
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    1. Jewel Divas Style December 28, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      It’s not that I was upset as such, I just think if you’re going to do a reboot, take the characters as they have been for eight decades and build on them. Don’t change them. I also watched the first two eps of the new show and haven’t watched any since, since I haven’t really had the time. I also hate how they changed the characters in that too.


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