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In the movie, school has just ended and Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) is determined not to have a boring time this summer like in years past - which included trips for her and her younger brother to visit grandma's house. Judy is a force unto herself in that she dresses in crazy colors, wears pajamas to school and never combs her flaming red hair. Now I don't know how many folks out there remember the 1990's TV show "Blossom" staring Mayim Bialik, but Judy Moody could definitely be the new age version of Blossom - crazy clothes, mood rings and all.
Judy decides that this summer, she and her friends will have a race to see who can have the best summer ever by doing a series of daring challenges that earn "thrill points". Whoever gets to 100 points first wins the title of having the best summer ever.
When Judy's grandma has an accident, Judy's parents leave her and her brother for the whole summer with their crazy gorilla artist Aunt Opal (Heather Graham) who is a grown up version of Judy. But what Judy does not count on is that all her friends are going away for the summer to exciting places like circus camp and swimming with the whales, that her little brother Stink (Parris Mostelleris) is spending the summer looking for Big Foot in the woods by their neighborhood, that her Aunt Opal has no idea how to drive a car, and that her best friend Frank (Preston Bailey) has an inability to do anything exciting without throwing up.Read more ›
However........... I will make a rare exception.
This movie, if you combine it only with other children's movies, is a five star movie. And my reasoning is........
It holds the attention of a 3, 4 and 6 year old. Repeatedly!!!!!!! This is an always asked for movie by the 3 year old. I have seen, heard, caught sections of it over and over and yet it never grows old. So that makes it a 5 star in my opinion.
Give me a children's movie that doesn't make me want to bang my head against the wall after seeing it more than a few times, and I'll give it five stars.
This movie is fast paced. It has live action, cartoonish thought bubbles, and music. It has a focus, but moves from scene to scene so it is never slow. It has many funny parts. It's campy, but in a great way.
All of the actors in this movie are perfect!!!!! I could not find fault with one single actor. This gives a lot of credit to the director and the casting staff.
It is good clean wholesome fun. The main character is in the third grade, but this movie does not limit it to certain ages. Yes, a couple of intense scenes involving Bigfoot and dressing up to go to a horror movie. But they are minimal. If a 3 year old could watch it, it's pretty tame. But you have to know your own child.
I wish they would have made a sequel.
As a parent, I am in continual search of wholesome entertainment for my children. We don't have cable TV and are very strict as to what we let our children view. I feel I'm more lenient than my wife in this regard, but I want to warn would-be buyers in my situation that there is some material you might find objectionable. A child pukes into another's face, a piece of animal poop is accidentally squished into sandwiches and nearly eaten, and the word "crap" is used a couple of time (although one of the children points out that "crap is a swear"). Personally I had no problem with these portrayals but to each their own.
Overall this is a charmingly colorful family film that won't entirely rot your young ones' minds. I found it harmless and entertaining. And hey, if the kids love it, it can't be all bad.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Summer fun favorite. Better to own than get from scratched copy at library!Published 18 days ago by Chris M.
My grand-daughters loved this book so much they couldn't put it down. Well I guess I will need to buy more to keep them excited in reading. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Learning and Fun
Lots of references to several different books! It was fun for my 2nd graders to watch and find things that were from the book!Published 2 months ago by LLE