Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) starring Jordana Beatty, Parris Mosteller, Janet Varney, Kristoffer Ryan Winters directed by John Schultz Movie Review

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Jordana Beatty in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)

Could There be a Dumber Summer

Summer's here and third-grader Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) plans to have a summer to remember with her friends with a series of daring things to do. Unfortunately all her friends are going away for the summer, be it to circus camp or to the rain forest in Borneo seeking lost tribes. And things don't get any better for young Judy as her parents are heading off to California and her Aunt Opal (Heather Graham) is coming to look after her and her little brother, Stink (Paris Mosteller). But whilst Judy thinks Aunt Opal will be boring it turns out she is anything but.

When I was at school if we ran riot on the last day of term, throwing paper all around a classroom as shown in "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" summer would have been cancelled and we would have had to spend the summer doing punishment around the school. Now I may be getting grouchy with each passing year but whilst I can appreciate the chaos in the classroom scene at the start of "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" is intended to be entertaining it also gives children ideas and there needed to be some levelling out to show that wrecking the place is not acceptable.

Of course from what I have just said really gives it away as not only was "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" not made for my age group but I didn't enjoy it either as to me it encourages young children to act in a way similar to those on screen. But then I guess young children will enjoy the opinionated and imaginative Judy and the various exploits she gets up to over the summer as she looks for excitement. And in truth the only thing I liked was that Judy was an imaginative young girl which encourages children to think the impossible is possible.

What this all boils down to is that "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" is simply a movie for young children who will enjoy the vibrant exploits of Judy in the movie. But it isn't for anyone else and by anyone else I mean family as the exploits of Judy are only going to entertain young children whilst probably making grown ups fear what things there little darlings might think are acceptable after watching this.