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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 10 June 2011 (USA)
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Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.

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Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,076,859 (USA) (10 June 2011)

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$15,000,994 (USA) (12 August 2011)
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The animation in Judy's imagination is both claymation and stop-motion See more »

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After the Bigfoot believers drive through the baseball pitch,their van crashes into the fence. However in the next shot they crash into the fence again. See more »

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Judy Moody: Can't, I'm busy on Tuesdays... from now, until always.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) See more »

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A Thrilladelic Movie for the Non-Mass Audience
13 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In spite of a mediocre reception, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a thoroughly delightful children's movie that brilliantly captures the spirit of the best-selling Judy Moody books. What must be taken into consideration is that this is not a "Mass Audience" movie, but a movie for fans of the book series and for anyone who is tired of seeing the same cookie-cutter family film with the same cookie-cutter jokes as the last twenty summer family films.

Jordana Beatty shines as the spunky, red-haired Judy who is determined to not have a bummer summer, aided by quirky little brother Stink and eccentric Aunt Opal. It is an admittedly simple plot, but an enjoyable one, complimented by great acting (a breath of fresh air for anyone who is a bit tired of the Disney Channel style of child acting) and wonderfully whimsical visuals.

In short, Judy Moody is a children's movie, not a surprise when one considers that it is based on a children's book series. In an age when so many "children's" movies contain off-color jokes and inappropriate content that might amuse the adults but mean very little to children, it's nice to find a children's film that can truly be called a children's film. It's a thrilladelic movie for a "non-mass" audience!


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