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Ramona and Beezus (2010)

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Critic Consensus: If Ramona and Beezus fails to capture the essence of its classic source material, it's sunny, sweet, and wholesome.

Movie Info

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 Dorothy Quimby, while Ginnifer Goodwin (He's Just Not That Into You) portrays the girls' Aunt Bea, opposite Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Bea's former flame, Hobart. Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) plays Ramona's third grade teacher, Mrs. Meacham. Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine) directs from a screenplay by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay. Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan produce for Fox 2000 Pictures and Walden Media. The cinematographer is John Bailey, ASC; Brent Thomas is the production designer; and Jane Moran is the editor. Co-producer is Brad Van Arragon. Music is by Mark Mothersbaugh, and the music supervisor is Julia Michels. -- (C) 20th Century Foxmore
Rating: G
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Laurie Craig, Nick Pustay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 2010
Box Office: $26.2M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast

Joey King
as Ramona Quimby
Selena Gomez
as Beezus Quimby
John Corbett
as Robert Quimby
Bridget Moynahan
as Dorothy Quimby
Jason Spevack
as Howie Kemp
Sandra Oh
as Mrs. Meacham
Kathryn Zenna
as Mrs. Kushner
Janet Wright
as Grandma Kemp
Ruby Curtis
as Willa Jean
Hutch Dano
as Henry Huggins
Patti Allan
as Mrs. Pitt
Daniel Vasquez
as Little Kid
Andrew McNee
as Mr. Clay
Tom Pickett
as Mr. Cardoza
Lynda Boyd
as Mother (of Triplets)
Dace Norman
as Triplet Boy
George C Wolfe
as Casting Director
Nancy Robertson
as Casting Associate
Calista Bashuk
as TV Commercial Girl
Donnelly Rhodes
as Crusty Photographer
Brandi Alexander
as Casting Wrangler
Aila McCubbing
as Roberta Quimby
Zanti McCubbing
as Roberta Quimby
Miller
as Picky Picky
Linda Boyd
as Mother (of Triplets)
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Critic Reviews for Ramona and Beezus

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (32)

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.

Full Review… | July 26, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
NPR
Top Critic

Allen's direction is bright and imaginative; particularly enjoyable are the movie's occasional flights of fancy.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

Joey King will bounce back.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

...an affable yet forgettable little comedy...

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Ramona and Beezus

½

A really cute, completely harmless, and often amusing family movie. I wish less of the story was focused on the adult characters (the Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Duhamel storyline almost put me to sleep) and more time was spent with the adorable Ramona (Joey King, who absolutely steals the movie) and the charming Beezus (Selena Gomez, who hopefully has a great movie career ahead of her), but honestly, there's not much about Ramona and Beezus that I didn't like.

Anyone with fond memories of reading Beverly Cleary books as a kid or who wants to share the on-screen versions of the characters with their children will enjoy this. Ramona and Beezus is the rare kind of completely inoffensive family-oriented film that escapes blandess and boredom and leaves you with a grin on your face, despite all the sugary sweetness.

lewiskendell
Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

½

Deeeelightful! Funny! Charming! Sweet! Good for everyone, young and old!

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

A Little Sister Goes A Long Way.

Very nice family film with very imaginative stuff and some real life problems everyone faces these days. Very clever story and fun for all ages. Watch it with your kids.

Adapted from Beverly Cleary's perennially popular book series, Ramona and Beezus stars newcomer Joey King as Ramona Quimby, a grade-schooler with a big imagination. So big, in fact, that she often clashes with her no-nonsense teacher (Sandra Oh). When Ramona's upbeat dad (John Corbett) loses his job, the family including her teenage sister, Beezus (Selena Gomez), and their practical-minded mother (Bridget Moynahan) must make major adjustments, like dad learning how to run the house. Ramona dreams up various plans to make money so that she can save their house, but because everybody in the family seems too preoccupied to help her with her own worries, she turns to the one person who always has time for her, Aunt Bea (Ginnifer Goodwin). But even Aunt Bea is distracted these days because her ex-boyfriend and Quimby family next-door neighbor Hobart (Josh Duhamel) keeps trying to win Bea back.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Ramona and Beezus Quotes

Beezus Quimby: I hope nobody sees us. We're so weird!
– Submitted by Thom T (4 years ago)
Ramona Quimby: GUTS! GUTS, GUTS, GUTS, GUTS!
– Submitted by Marz P (4 years ago)
Beezus Quimby: Bite the head off first. It's less gruesome that way.
– Submitted by Emma F (4 years ago)
Ramona Quimby: Terrifical!
– Submitted by Boomer C (4 years ago)

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