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 - HobartWritten by
Lesley M. Sweeting
WILHELM SCREAM: When Hobart falls off the fence when Ramona is mowing the lawn. See more »
In the scene where Beezus and Hobart are dropping Ramona off at school, a piece of Aunt Bea's hair is sticking out to the side. The camera turns to Ramona and when it comes back to Beezus, her hair is smoothed down. In the next shot of Aunt Bea, it is again sticking out. See more »
My name is Ramona Q. I'm nine and three months, and no matter what my sister Beezus tells you: I'm not a pest. My dad says I just having overactive imagination, which does come in handy. It makes the fun parts funner and the scary parts scarier. And frankly, it's good to scare yourself once in a while. Because if you can't be brave at recess, how can you do it what it really counts?
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Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more »
Written and Performed by Ingrid Michaelson
Courtesy of Cabin 24 Records
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
Charming family film
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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