Ramona and Beezus
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The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million...and counting) by Beverly Cleary. Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family's home. John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot) also star as Ramona and Beezus' parents, Robert and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's something that you would not be unhappy seeing on television, [but] there's nothing that calls it for you to go see it on the big-screen."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Joey King will bounce back."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Just try not to smile as you watch the imaginative misfit Ramona make classic childhood mistakes in this ebullient adaptation of Beverly Cleary's timeless series."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"Captures the spirit of the Beverly Cleary books and offers a Ramona who's a believable combination of mischief and innocence."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Despite everyone's efforts, Ramona comes across as an insufferably spoilt and attention-seeking little horror."
‑ John Walsh, Independent
"Honesty about the difficulties, both large and small, of being part of a family is what Ramona and Beezus does best, even if the rough and dangerous edges have been filed down."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"The film tries to appeal to audiences of all ages, and for the most part "reels you in like a sea bass," as Ramona would say."
‑ Katie Hewitt, Globe and Mail
"...an affable yet forgettable little comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, About.com
"Only a twisted, seriously sad individual could have a problem with this sunny tween comedy, which I hated."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Performances are perfectly pleasant, but more of Ramona's flights of fancy and less lingering on the adult romance would've added some oomph."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Allen's direction is bright and imaginative; particularly enjoyable are the movie's occasional flights of fancy."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"[Ramona] deserves better treatment, fairer justice, than she gets in Ramona and Beezus, for no other reason than she's the best thing in it: a rambunctious, bright-eyed mighty mouse with a kaleidoscopic wardrobe and an imagination to match."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Very entertaining and even heartbreaking in some moments..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This sitcom-bright film doesn't come close to the quality of the Beverly Cleary book series, but it's a sweet, frequently charming effort that doesn't betray its G rating."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Nothing to frighten the horses, as they say, or interest or entertain them much, either."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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