Alternative Character Interpretation: Because Harriet is a teenager in this adaptation, she comes off more than just a little developmentally arrested, especially since she's so dependent on her nanny...that, and she does become just a tad bit obsessive with Skander. Throw in how she's practically invisible to her parents and Golly leaving just when things start to get out of hand and this suddenly becomes a view into the mental descent of a young girl losing her only real human contact and one of the darkest Disney Channel movies of all time.
Broken Base: Is the film a good adaptation, or a bad adaptation, of the Harriet the Spy books? Moreover, was it really a good idea to age Harriet up to 16 just to appeal to tween girls only, and give Jennifer Stone another popular role outside of Wizards of Waverly Place?
Iron Woobie: Marion seems to be the most cold hearted teenaged girl ever until you notice that shes truly scared that shell lose all her friends because
Paranoia Fuel: Everything about Harriet and Skander before the ending sequence.