Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.
The name of the construction company that builds the Quimby's new bedroom is called Bendix, a reference to the name of the doll that Ramona bakes into Beezus' birthday cake in the book "Beezus and Ramona". See more »
When Ramona and Susan are talking in the music room, Ramona's top button goes from done to undone and back and forth a few more times. By the end of the conversation it has been undone for a few shots in a row, but when she gets up and goes to the window it is done again. See more »
This is a film about a family with three daughters: Beezus (teenager), Ramona (9), and Roberta (baby). Ramona's trials and tribulations are central to the plot and are in and of themselves entertaining. What gives the movie heart are the relationships that are woven throughout: Ramona's relationship with each family member, of course, but also the relationship between her Aunt Beatrice and Hobart (an old flame), between Beezus and Henry (childhood pal), and even between Ramona and her teacher, Mrs. Meacham (as a teacher myself, I love this character).
The best part of the film is that it all rings true. These people feel like your friends and family. With a few minor exceptions, the acting is very well done.
Having watched the movie at the theater with my daughter, I was charmed and wanted my husband to see it. We purchased the DVD when it came out. He loved it as well (even had tears in his eyes a couple of times). It is an excellent family film.
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