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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review Heather Graham

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Heather Graham, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer | BEST TIME EVER Heather Graham and Jordana Beatty in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
Suzanne Tenner

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
91 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/10/11
performer:
Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham
director:
John Schultz
distributor:
Relativity Media
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

How go-go precocious is Judy (Jordana Beatty), the tween heroine of Megan McDonald’s book series? She’s so manic she thinks summer is boring. To avoid a bummer summer, she assigns ”thrill points” to various activities that all end up disasters: She falls into a river while tightrope-walking, gets splattered with Sno-Cone barf on a roller coaster, etc. The lesson is that fun can’t be planned, but the film is so airless (think iCarly as a videogame) that there isn’t a truly playful moment in it. C?

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