Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

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

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Videos

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Photos

Movie Info

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
Rating:
PG (for some mild rude humor and language.)
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$15,000,994.00
Runtime:
Studio:

Watch it now

Cast

Jordana Beatty
as Judy Moody
Heather Graham
as Aunt Opal
Jaleel White
as Mr. Todd
Ashley Boettcher
as Jessica Finch
Cameron Boyce
as Hunter
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
Brian Palermo
as Zombie
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Critic Reviews for Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (25)

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.

Full Review… | July 9, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 17, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 12, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

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

June 10, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

With summer comes theaters filled with superheroes, sequels and forgettable family fare. In the last category, we find "Judy Moody."

Full Review… | June 10, 2011
Washington Post
Top Critic

"Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" isn't just "Rare!," as its title heroine would say - it's a seriously perfect vacation destination.

Full Review… | June 10, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

½

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.."

♥˩ƳИИ ƜѲѲƉƧ♥
♥˩ƳИИ ƜѲѲƉƧ♥

Super Reviewer

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 Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

½

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 Charqueno
Juan Charqueno

Super Reviewer

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Quotes

Discussion Forum

Discuss Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer on our Movie forum!

News & Features