Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer


Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Critics Consensus

Entertaining for some very young viewers, but for those with normal attention spans, Judy Moody is loud hyperactive overload.



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The film chronicles Judy Moody's (Jordana Beatty) adventures in which she sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life with the help of her little brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) and fun-loving Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). The script, penned by Kathy Waugh (Peep and the Big Wide World) and Megan McDonald, is based on the characters in McDonald's popular children's book series, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds and published by Candlewick Press. -- (C) Relativity

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Jordana Beatty
as Judy Moody
Heather Graham
as Aunt Opal
Jaleel White
as Mr. Todd
Ashley Boettcher
as Jessica Finch
Doug MacMillan
as Trey-Paul Nevreby
Jenica Bergere
as Rocky's Mom
Dean Cameron
as Animated Reporter/Town Hall Official
Pedro Shanahan
as Mohawk Man
Megan Franich
as Ivy the Ticket Taker
Norwood Cheek
as Vampire Ticket Seller
Bobbi Sue Luther
as Young Woman
Richard Riehle
as Ringmaster
Cable Magness
as Bouncy Castle Boy
Frank Caronna
as Surf Instructor
Camryn Magness
as Zombie Cheerleader
James McManus
as Zombie Movie Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (28)

  • Only the children manage to survive it. The adults are totally plastic throughout.

    Oct 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/5
  • Having a middle-aged male review it is probably ridiculous. So is asking its target audience to listen to a middle-aged male's opinions on the subject.

    Oct 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Too bad, then, that there's no real joy in all the physical business filling the screen, not even in Judy's animated daydreams. Bummer.

    Jul 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The best thing about Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is the engaging performance of red-haired Aussie starlet Beatty, who will play the titular star in Eloise in Paris. We can only hope that film sticks to the book.

    Jun 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Fun must be won, earned, dominated - it is only through competition that we Moodists may demonstrate our true worth to the fearless leader and her spastic cause.

    Jun 12, 2011 | Full Review…

    William Goss

    Top Critic
  • There isn't even, really, any point. There is, however, throw-up, poo, pee and lots of running around and screaming.

    Jun 10, 2011 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

  • Mar 30, 2012
    Cast: Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Parris Mosteller, Preston Bailey, Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Garrett Ryan, Jaleel White, Ashley Boettcher, Taylar Hender, Cameron Boyce, Jenica Bergere, Janet Varney Director: John Schultz Summary: In this family film based on Megan McDonald's children's books about never-dull third-grader Judy Moody, the capricious Miss Moody embarks on a summer adventure with her brother, Stink, and always-up-for-fun Aunt Opal. My Thoughts: "This one was definitely meant for the kids only. I didn't find the film funny at all and the main character is annoying. I'm not even sure if kids who are fans of the books will enjoy it. I know my nieces and nephew only laughed a few times. I think this is one of the worse kid flicks I've seen in a while. Nothing more to say about this one.."
  • Dec 16, 2011
    Proof that I will literally watch any movie, because I love movies. On my trip to Ohio I was bored and had a copy of this on DVD with me, so I watched it. I was hoping for something similar to "Diary of a wimpy Kid" or "Ramona and Beezus". While alike in tone, this just doesn't have the charm, story, or character of those movies. This is really geared towards kids(explains why I don't like it), and there isn't much here for adults. It's about a girl named Judy(Jordana Beatty) and her desire to have the best summer ever. She has a contest with her friends to see who can do the most thrilling dares, while her little brother searches for Bigfoot. Heather Graham plays their Aunt Opal who watches them over the summer break. All the performances are over the top(to be expected), and other than the little brother, I didn't care for any of the characters. However, I think kids will love it and be thoroughly entertained. So let the kiddies watch this, while you watch something more grown up.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2011
    a crazy diary of a wimpy kid wanabe, but won't actually live up to it expectations and full of zany gross-out humor, and won't support its original bases of the books, but will entertain 4 to 6 year olds. C
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2011
    It tells us how younge kids compete in to having the best summer, so its a playful movie for kids, but since im older I dont find these kind of movies really funny, its like Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (not the 2nd one, its too much better), but less disgusting. This movie will excite kids, but older people or adults wont find it funny or fasinating.
    Angel G Super Reviewer

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