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Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
The film chronicles Judy Moody's (Jordana Beatty) adventures in which she sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life with the help of her little brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) and fun-loving Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). The script, penned by Kathy Waugh (Peep and the Big Wide World) and Megan McDonald, is based on the characters in McDonald's popular children's book series, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds and published by Candlewick Press. -- (C) Relativity
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

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"Too bad, then, that there's no real joy in all the physical business filling the screen, not even in Judy's animated daydreams. Bummer."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"There isn't even, really, any point. There is, however, throw-up, poo, pee and lots of running around and screaming."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"An assault on the senses, a fever nightmare of color explosions and extreme closeups of a child's tonsils while they scream for the ice cream man."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's a simple story that treads familiar ground, but it's fun to watch as a family, and it has an impressive amount of energy behind it."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Rammed with speech bubbles, text messages and onscreen status updates, this is a cartoonish car crash."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"The best thing about Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is the engaging performance of red-haired Aussie starlet Beatty, who will play the titular star in Eloise in Paris. We can only hope that film sticks to the book."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"With summer comes theaters filled with superheroes, sequels and forgettable family fare. In the last category, we find "Judy Moody.""
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Washington Post
"Mild-mannered, kid friendly. Not much there for adults. Except for Heather Graham..."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Could be much worse."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Only the children manage to survive it. The adults are totally plastic throughout."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Fun must be won, earned, dominated - it is only through competition that we Moodists may demonstrate our true worth to the fearless leader and her spastic cause."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
""Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" isn't just "Rare!," as its title heroine would say - it's a seriously perfect vacation destination."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"It's a fun, imaginative movie that is terrific for young kids. I think it encourages children to celebrate creativity."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"A kaleidoscope of bright colours, the best thing about this chirpy comedy for tweens is 12 year old Australian actress Jordana Beatty, whose energy and enthusiasm as the bubbly Judy Moody with the shock of unruly red hair, is contagious"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Having a middle-aged male review it is probably ridiculous. So is asking its target audience to listen to a middle-aged male's opinions on the subject."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
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