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Still shot from the movie: Nancy Drew.

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew has been solving mysteries for years, as the star in a series of juvenile novels by Carolyn Keene. Now she has moved to the silver screen (played by Emma Roberts) and the city of Los Angeles where the aspiring investigator gets a chance to crack a case involving the murder of a movie star. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 14 Jun 2007
Video Release: 10 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does Nancy demonstrate self-confidence without demeaning others? While in reality people may not be as quick to accept others they see as different as are the students shown in this movie, what can you do if you feel ostracize?

When someone who is allergic to peanuts quits breathing at Nancy’s party, she performs a cricothyroidotomy or emergency tracheotomy. This procedure is often depicted in movies and TV programs, yet it is very difficult to do and is usually illegal to perform unless you are a qualified medical professional. Typically “Good Samaritan” laws do not protect you if you attempt this type of first aid.

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