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Ramona and Beezus (2010)

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An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.

Director:

Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (as Elizabeth Allen)

Writers:

Laurie Craig (screenplay), Nick Pustay (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey King ... Ramona Quimby
Selena Gomez ... Beezus Quimby
John Corbett ... Robert Quimby
Bridget Moynahan ... Dorothy Quimby
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Aunt Bea
Josh Duhamel ... Hobart
Jason Spevack ... Howie Kemp
Sierra McCormick ... Susan
Sandra Oh ... Mrs. Meacham
Kathryn Zenna ... Mrs. Kushner (as Kate Zenna)
Janet Wright ... Grandma Kemp
Ruby Curtis Ruby Curtis ... Willa Jean
Hutch Dano ... Henry Huggins
Patti Allan ... Mrs. Pitt
Garnet Harding ... Mr. Swink
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Storyline

Ramona Quimby, is a grade-school student with a big imagination. So big, in fact, that she often clashes with her no-nonsense teacher Mrs. Meacham. When Ramona's upbeat dad Robert loses his job, the family - including her teenage sister, Beezus, and their practical-minded mother - must make major adjustments, like dad learning how to run the house. Ramona dreams up various plans to make money so that she can save their house, but because everybody in the family seems too preoccupied to help her with her own worries, she turns to the one person who always has time for her, Aunt Bea. But even Aunt Bea is distracted these days because of her ex-boyfriend - and Quimby family next-door neighbour - Hobart Written by Lesley M. Sweeting

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Taglines:

A Little Sister Goes A Long Way.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ramona See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,810,481, 25 July 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,161,406, 7 November 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Duhamel previously starred in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[From Trailer]
Howie Kemp: [to Ramona] We saw your underpants!
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Soundtracks

Eternal Flame
Written by Billy Steinberg, Susanna Hoffs, and Tom Kelly
Performed by The Bangles
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Smart, wholesome, touching film for kids and parents
8 August 2010 | by newboxcrayonsSee all my reviews

This movie, based on the books (already this will eliminate 90% of the movie-going audience) by Beverly Cleary, has no explosions, no talking dogs, no cutesy kids who sass their parents and display a maturity rivaling most 30 year olds nor a child with preternatural smarts who ends up preventing nuclear war etc. What it does have is a smart mom, a cool dad, a disaffected teenage sister, a baby, a cool auntie and some normal children. It's a story about a family who struggle with unemployment, job dissatisfaction, marital discord, self esteem, and bad sprinklers, as seen through the eyes of a nine year old girl whose idea of a bad word is "guts".

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If you enjoy movies like Iron Giant and quality children's entertainment-you will LOVE this movie. Sadly, the people who complain the loudest about the film industry and the shallow values they encompass will probably miss this one-don't be among them. Take everybody. When I attended, everyone in the audience was clapping and crying at the end of the film , children and adults alike. Yes, it's a "little film"-meaning there are no blue aliens, no 3d stun shots, no cartoon characters passing off moral pablum as deep though. What it is a sweet story about real people. I wish there had been more people of color in the film, but I'll settle for some fantastic actors and a lovely message. See it and tell all your friends.


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