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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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Supermegatotally thrilladelic

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Comedy | Family

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

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Judi no Natsuyasumi Daisakusen  »

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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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When Judy and Frank try to get on the roller coaster, they are told no food allowed. He walks over to the trash can, and eats all of his snacks. Before he heads there, his snow cone contents is well below the lip. When he gets there, it is piled above the lip. 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: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) See more »

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Funiculì, Funiculà
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Written by Luigi Denza and Peppino Turco
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Really a kid's movie. Adults will be mostly annoyed by it all.
4 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main reason I was interested in this movie is because of Heather Graham; I know this is a children's movie but you know children don't go to the theaters by themselves and don't buy tickets by themselves so I assumed filmmakers would keep in mind that adults are going to be in the theater as well; unless I suppose it's aimed at the DVD market.

The manic energy that comes from kids is there but really nothing more. The movie centers around Judy Moody who decides to quantify the quality of her summer break with points for doing daring things only to find that her friends are racking up more points by virtue of exotic locales and exotic camps. Aunt Opal (Graham) is there for the summer to look after the kids and she's a guerrilla artist (and let's leave it at that).

The setup does promise an interesting look at various things like friendship - the cool friends who aren't there against the not so cool friend who is there; the relationship between the free-spirited Aunt Opal and Judy; or Judy's relationship with her brother who she seems to detest or the fact that their parents can't afford to get her to expensive camps and trips. But, unfortunately, it really doesn't do any of that - it just consists of kids of running around clumsily enacting one part after another of the story. This is where the adults would be annoyed - the story, characters going absolutely nowhere for an hour in the middle of the movie.

If you're going to see this with your kids, there is some redemption at the ending and have to brave through the middle parts. As for Heather Graham, I wish she was more in the movie; she barely even registers among all the chaos.


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