My family and I were invited to attend a pre-screening of Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. I was very excited to have an opportunity that all five of us could enjoy together. It is often hard to do a lot with 5 people.
We visited our local theater here in West Palm Beach that seems to hold the majority of the pre-screenings on Wednesday June 8th after work. The children were excited to simply go to the movies. I was interested to see how the movie played out on the screen. I kind of compare them to the Judy Bloom books that were popular more during my days.
All of the kids enjoyed the movie especially Honey who I think related to Judy Moody. In fact after seeing it she said she “loved” the movie. I even mentioned we would be seeing Cars 2 next weekend and she said she was more excited about the Judy Moody movie. From a parents point of view I found the movie EXTREMELY kid friendly and it appeared to entertain everyone in the audience. What I found entertaining was how they brought in a bit of comic like magic to the show with bubbles of words floating in the air and the over drama of the actors. It was a really cute movie, and was made to entertain your children.
The film chronicles Judy Moody’s 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 (Graham). Directed by John Schultz (Like Mike, Aliens in the Attic), the film stars Australian actress Jordana Beatty (Superman Returns) as Judy Moody alongside Heather Graham (The Hangover). Also co-starring in the film is Jaleel White (“ Family Matters”). 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.
Here is the official Judy Moody Trailer:
If you would like more information on the movie and actors you can visit the official Judy Moody Webiste at: http://judymoodymovie.com/
Shibley Smiles Opinions:
Appropriate Age: Shibley Smiles feels this movie is good for any age child that is able to watch a non cartoon movie for an hour and a half. There is nothing inappropriate for any age child in this movie. However based on the attention span of children we recommend 5-9.
Recommendation: 100% a family movie, if this is the type of movie you are shooting for when taking children to the movies this will fit the bill.
Disclaimer: I received movie tickets at no cost to me by the company or representing PR agency. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.