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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.

Director:

John Schultz

Writers:

Kathy Waugh (screenplay), Megan McDonald (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordana Beatty ... Judy
Parris Mosteller ... Stink
Janet Varney ... Mom
Kristoffer Ryan Winters ... Dad (as Kristoffer Winters)
Garrett Ryan ... Rocky
Preston Bailey ... Frank
Jaleel White ... Mr. Todd
Ashley Boettcher ... Jessica Finch
Taylar Hender ... Amy
Cameron Boyce ... Hunter
Jenica Bergere ... Rocky's Mom
Heather Graham ... Aunt Opal
Jackson Odell ... Zeke
Doug MacMillan Doug MacMillan ... Trey-Paul Nevreby
Dean Cameron ... Animated Reporter / Town Hall Official
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Storyline

Young Judy Moody is very excited to have the most thrilling summer of her life with her brother Stink who is a huge believer of Bigfoot. Her goal is to get as much thrill points as possible for every dare she does on her list of summer dares. Written by sjshed

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Taglines:

Supermegatotally thrilladelic

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The animation in Judy's imagination is both claymation and stop-motion. See more »

Goofs

When Judy and Frank are at the movies, most of his popcorn goes flying onto the couple sitting behind him but in the next shot the bucket is full. Her popcorn level also changes. See more »

Quotes

Judy Moody: Can't, I'm busy on Tuesdays... from now, until always.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna (Oh Class 3T)
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Jaleel White
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It's as elegantly made as its title
10 November 2019 | by GiraffeDoorSee all my reviews

I feel kind of sorry for this movie and the people involved in it, because it didn't really ask to be made.

I suspect they saw the success of Wimpy Kid and thought they'd ride that band wagon except this time...she's a girl.

I'd love to see more girls like this in the movies but this time round we just don't have a good vehicle for them.

I was aware of this character when I was 10 in 2003 though I never read her. I think they really reached into the barrel for her. This is like the eighth book in her franchise so I guess they were desperate to find one that could hold a feature length runtime.

It should have been a TV show if anything and I can feel how it could have worked in this format with its fourth wall breaks and fragmented structure. Even the Wimpy Kid movies tied themselves together by exploring a particular relationship (best friend, brother and Dad respectively).

But this has no real focal point, there isn't enough drive because there is not conflict beyond just Judy having a good time. it doesn't have enough whimsy or imagination to its gags to justify the formless nature of its plot, if you can call it a plot.

I like Judy and how she's written. She's the androgynous little girl that cinema has been needing and she's plays very well, it's just that this whole movie came from a bad place creatively. It was made under pressure by some spare screenwriters under the mandate of cigar biting executives.

Any fondness I have for this movie is a fondness for Judy herself.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,076,859, 12 June 2011

Gross USA:

$15,013,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,691,640
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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