Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy is a 1996 American coming-of-age film directed by Bronwen Hughes in her directorial debut, and starring Michelle Trachtenberg in her feature film acting debut. It co-stars Rosie O'Donnell, J. Smith-Cameron, Gregory Smith, and Vanessa Lee Chester. It is based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Louise Fitzhugh. It would receive a made-for-television remake in 2010 entitled Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.
Young Harriet aspires to be a spy and keeps a diary, writing things she knows about people and even her friends. When the diary falls into the wrong hands, she faces the risk of losing her friends.
- The story is weak and just plain boring.
- Harriet M. Welsch is an unlikable protagonist for many reasons due to her bratty attitude and her habit of apologizing at the last minute.
- The jokes are not funny at all.
- Bad acting, especially for Michelle Trachtenberg.
- The film sometimes goes nowhere at times.
- The pacing is extremely slow.
- The supporting characters are unlikable as well.
- The film isn't very faithful to the source material from the original book.
- The soundtrack was okay.
- It started the birth of Nickelodeon Movies.
- Moviegoers, fan of 1990s films and people who grew up in the 1990s might enjoy watching it.