Nancy Drew parents guide

Nancy Drew

Overall A-

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.

Release date June 14, 2007

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Nancy Drew rated PG? The MPAA rated Nancy Drew PG or mild violence, thematic elements and brief language.

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Nancy Drew
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Nancy Drew rated PG? Nancy Drew is rated PG by the MPAA or mild violence, thematic elements and brief language.

Based on the classic series of novels, this film does contain an actual mystery involving the mysterious death of a Hollywood star. Some scenes of peril may be bothersome to young viewers, but otherwise the action is appropriate for the situation and should be suitable for ‘tweens and above. The more serious confrontations include a couple of men being hit with shovels, a car chase, and a person who has an anaphylactic reaction and requires a cricothyroidotomy (not seen on screen, and often referred to as an emergency tracheotomy—please see “Talk about the movie…” below). Language contains a couple terms of deity used as expletives. No sexual content is noted other than a brief kiss between teen characters and some bare midriffs. Finally, Nancy holds a birthday party at her home that gets a little out of control (loud music and kids carelessly treating property are depicted) and the police show up after a neighbor complains. Amazingly, Nancy’s father reacts by being pleased she is becoming a “normal” teenager.

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Nancy Drew
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Violence.
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes PG Violence.
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Nancy Drew is directed by and stars Emma Roberts.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nancy Drew movie is March 10, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 11 March 2008

Investigate the DVD release of Nancy Drew and you’ll sleuth out some featurettes (NancyDrew: Kids At Work, Emma Roberts and Friends; Up Close and Personal and Cool Scenes with The Cast & Crew), a gag reel, a music video (Pretty Much Amazing by Joanna) and a text/photo gallery. The movie is presented in either Full Frame or Widescreen versions, with audio tracks in Dolby Surround 5.1(English, French and Spanish), and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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