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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Lillis ... Nancy
Zoe Renee ... George (as Zoë Renee)
Mackenzie Graham ... Bess
Andrea Anders ... Hannah
Laura Wiggins ... Helen
Sam Trammell ... Carson
Linda Lavin ... Flora
Andrew Matthew Welch ... Deputy Patrick
Jon Briddell ... Nate
Jesse C. Boyd ... Wharton
Evan Castelloe ... Derek
Josh Daugherty ... Mr. Barnes
Jay DeVon Johnson ... Sheriff Marchbanks
Ayanna Wardlow ... Cheerleader Captain
Jennifer Riker ... Desk Clerk
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A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

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Rated PG for peril, suggestive material, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Monroe, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This Nancy Drew title was previously produced as Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939). See more »

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[first lines]
[to three old men in a coffee shop]
George Fayne: Hey! Have you seen Nancy Drew?
Old Man in Coffee Shop: Nancy who?
George Fayne: [running away] Never mind, thanks!
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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Written by Isaac Lucas, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, Jaron Lamot, Brandon Stewart, Langston Theard, Brayden Deskins and Jordyn Kane
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Embraced Balusters
8 May 2019 | by tedgSee all my reviews

I've watched this version and the one with the same title from the thirties back to back. Originally it was in the service of my history of mysteries, but neither qualify. Only this one is worthy of comment, because of the apparent excellence of the demographic engineering.

So many films suppress the cinematic and narrative experiments in the service of cultural capture. For a student of film it is a trade off because in ordinary film, where the qualities of film are exploited and sometimes extended, we are happy to accept stereotypes, tropes and genre conformity. But when the project is about seduction of identity, the stereotypes are up for experimentation. All else in the media is in support.

It isn't just the marvellous creation of this Nancy. I predict this actress will have a rich and much admired career. I thought the same of and early Heath Ledger when I saw him in a King Arthur project with similar goals and values. She not just shines, she understands emotional manipulation.

She's what you are supposed to look at. She's what you are supposed to see, but the heavy engineering has been done around her, in place and gang. Sure, this is Scooby mixed with the old mean girl redemption story. But look closer at how the camera stages groups. Look at the apparently different sets of the same hidden passage.

There's craft in this that deserves to be understood. Disney used to have a stable of experts that knew how to do this before the TeeVee production ethic killed it. Maybe we'll get it back. Because in film, I appreciate experimentation and evolution in any dimension.


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