Nancy Drew is a feature film released on June 15, 2007 in the U.S., loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew, Max Thieriot as Ned, Kay Panabaker as George, and Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin. The film is rated PG for mild violence, thematic elements and brief language. Set in Los Angeles, it was directed by Andrew Fleming.
Critics' reaction to it was mixed, with the film scoring a 49% at Rotten Tomatoes. One reviewer felt that it "caters to an exclusive club whose members are prone to overlook its numerous faults" and it was mocked in The New Yorker. The critics who did like it generally thought it was refreshing. Actress Emma Roberts and director Andrew Fleming have teamed up for a Nancy Drew 2, to be released late 2009 early 2010.