In the movie “Nancy Drew,” the heroine (played with style and grace by Emma Roberts) engages and celebrates her intuitive and intellectual abilities as a teen sleuth.
She comes to accept the fact she is exceptional, and does not fit in with her high school peers concerned with cliques, clothes and crushes.
Yes, it is a lightweight PG film, and a fictional character, but still provides a welcome example of a young woman who values civility, truth and other values.
She also commands respect and courtesy from adults; enjoys having retro tastes in spite of that helping to keep her an “outsider,” and successfully uses her positive obsessions to solve mysteries.
“I liked how square she is,” says director and co-writer Andrew Fleming.
“Nancy Drew is on it. She’s focused. She’s alpha. She’s what we – or I – aspire to be.
“She gets the job done and keeps her moral compass at all times.”
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