Thursday Movie Picks: Amateur Sleuths

Thursday Movie Picks 2020

Not necessarily leaving it to the last minute but sort of. (I really need to start planning these things ahead of time). So I was a bit stumped by this theme this week because honestly, I’m not very sure how many amateur sleuths movies I know. Probably more that I can think of but apparently not enough to conjure a proper list. Because of this today’s list will be about bad amateur sleuths movies. In other words I’m recommending you stay away from these amateur sleuths if possible. Needless to say all the main characters are amateur sleuthing.

3. NANCY DREW (2007)

If the movie trailers have voice over you know you’re in for a special ride. 2007’s Nancy Drew sure is special… I mean I hardly remember it but that’s already quite telling. The thing is I watched some 00’s movies multiple times no matter how awful they were but I never watched Nancy Drew more than once. That’s a true failure in my eyes, me who in the 00’s  was consuming a lot of questionable movies. (For instance I have seen Wild Child like six times at least). Emma Roberts is Nancy Drew here but that’s about all I remember. Roberts is not necessarily bad, I enjoy some of her performances but this one is probably not in her top tier performance.


Putting my 24 days of watching 24 bad Christmas movies to good use and using one of the picks today. Here we have a reporter as the main character and reporters are like amateur sleuths, right? I mean investigative journalism is quite the thing. Never would have imagined it applied to a ring and a romance plot but hey, anything is possible on the Hallmark channel. My mushy brain remembers very little of this movie except the fact that I didn’t like it.


Last but not least the biggest disappointment ever, the Veronica Mars movie. Now the show is back, I think, I’m honestly not sure but the movie was where I parted with Veronica. After season 3 I felt like our journey was about to end on a bad note but I had hopes. The movie was the final straw though. I heard some decisions were made in the show revival that really would have led to destructive behaviour. So a downhill amateur sleuth journey basically. But the first two seasons of Veronica Mars the TV-show is great! The movie is just a drag and not a good time at all. A shame though because this character had so much potential.




  1. Lucky for me I’ve already stayed away from these! I never watched Veronica Mars when it was on TV, though I know it was well loved. It sucks the movie couldn’t follow through.

    1. I feel like these revamps and closures and what nots never work out. Gilmore Girls for instance is the worst but I also know that they had to rush it so it’s a shame that they felt like it was better to do smth shitty than to do the fans justice and not give it like a fcked up ending.

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