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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.

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John Schultz

Writers:

Kathy Waugh (screenplay), Megan McDonald (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.

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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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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After the Bigfoot believers drive through the baseball pitch,their van crashes into the fence. However in the next shot they crash into the fence again. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Happy Endings: Meat the Parrots (2012) See more »

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Funiculì, Funiculà
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Written by Luigi Denza and Peppino Turco
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A Thrilladelic Movie for the Non-Mass Audience
13 June 2011 | by mkramer-693-816493See all my reviews

In spite of a mediocre reception, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a thoroughly delightful children's movie that brilliantly captures the spirit of the best-selling Judy Moody books. What must be taken into consideration is that this is not a "Mass Audience" movie, but a movie for fans of the book series and for anyone who is tired of seeing the same cookie-cutter family film with the same cookie-cutter jokes as the last twenty summer family films.

Jordana Beatty shines as the spunky, red-haired Judy who is determined to not have a bummer summer, aided by quirky little brother Stink and eccentric Aunt Opal. It is an admittedly simple plot, but an enjoyable one, complimented by great acting (a breath of fresh air for anyone who is a bit tired of the Disney Channel style of child acting) and wonderfully whimsical visuals.

In short, Judy Moody is a children's movie, not a surprise when one considers that it is based on a children's book series. In an age when so many "children's" movies contain off-color jokes and inappropriate content that might amuse the adults but mean very little to children, it's nice to find a children's film that can truly be called a children's film. It's a thrilladelic movie for a "non-mass" audience!


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