I was invited by Relativity Media to watch a pre-screening of Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer last weekend! I had personally not read the books so I had no idea what to expect. I had heard how good the books were by both kids and teachers, and the trailer looked awesome- so I was expecting a pretty cute movie, and I was not disappointed! In fact I had to move quite a few things around just to go see it, and I’m glad I did!
Judy Moody had this awesome plan to have the most fantastic summer ever with her friends, until she found out that most of her friends were leaving town and doing even more fantastic stuff! Who can top circus camp and finding lost tribes in Borneo? Could it possibly get any worse? Did you have to ask? Not long after Judy’s parents informed her that they had to go out of town and their Aunt Opal was going to come watch them.
With bummers and disappointments around every corner, Judy was having the worst summer ever. Until she decided her last chance was to team up with her little brother and search for Bigfoot! There had been Bigfoot sightings everywhere, and they were going to find him and be famous!
I don’t want to give too many details away but it was a fun movie! There were a TON of kids in the theatre when we went, but it was great! The kids seemed to really enjoy the movie. (I think I heard the most laughter when Judy called her little brother Stink an “intergalatic booger”! In fact I giggled myself at that!) It was a very good clean family movie. I was very impressed. There was nothing in the movie that I would be afraid even to let me little ones see. It was a fun easy-going movie that was enjoyable for both kids and adults. (well, maybe except for the blue barf! 🙂
If your kids have read the books they will most certainly enjoy the movie! It was full of mischief, surprises, laughter, and friendship. It showed kids that competition isn’t everything, and true friendships last no matter what. Definitely a movie geared towards kids, but if you’re taking your kids to see it you won’t mind it either!
I want to say thanks to Relativity Media for allowing me the opportunity to view this movie.
In case you haven’t seen the trailer here it is again- definitely worth watching! Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer comes out in theatres tomorrow – June 10, 2011!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I attended a pre-screening in order to form my own opinions. All opinions are 100% mine.