It was a busy busy weekend in our house, in fact I am still exhausted. See this past weekend was not only my birthday but it was our Judy Moody And The Not So Bummer Summer, sleepover!
I ran around Friday making sure I had enough snacks to keep everyone happy. We got a bit of everything. Lots of chips, cookies, candies and of course popcorn! Thanks to Fox we also had some fun slumber party sets to give out which included backpacks, sleep masks and even a box of rings.
I have to say besides my own daughter there were no girls here. I was a little bummed because everything seemed to be geared toward girls like Judy Moody was a Tween "chick flick" when even the back of the box reads the perfect movie for everyone. My boys and their cousins (boys) were really excited to see this movie, as was I. They are really into the recent tween films that have been popping up like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus etc. Nevertheless we popped our popcorn, broke out the chips and enjoyed the movie!
Judy Moody And The Not So Bummer Summer is a family friendly film, with laughs for all. Judy (Jordana Beatty) sets out to have the most thrilling summer ever with her friends and fellow members of the "Toad Pee Club". Unfortunately Judy's dreams of a fun, and not bummer summer, comes to an end when she realizes not only will her friends be going away for the summer, but her family as well.
When Aunt Opal ( Heather Graham ) arrives, Judy realize that her hopes for the summer are not over. After many failed attempts (at least in Judy's eyes) at making this her NOT so bummer summer, she finally heads off on a final adventure with the help of her brother Stink, that will turn out to be the adventure that will turn her summer around.
I don't see much that parents would object to for younger audiences - with the exception of the word crap or poo, which this Mother had no issue with. In fact my 4 year old made it through our entire screening, laughed a time or two and has asked to see it again. This movie doesn't have a lot of under lying adult humor, yet I still was able to appreciate the film. Actually I found it rather cute. The perfect end of summer tween movie.
Judy Moody and The Not So Bummer Summer - The first film adaptation of the beloved children’s book series, JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER, by Megan McDonald. Is now available for purchase as a 1-disc DVD or 3-disc Blu-ray Triple Play with Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. ARP is $24.99 for Blu-ray Triple Play and $19.99 for DVD.
"Thanks to Fox who supplied DVD, Party Pack and Gift card for me to facilitate my review. This review is mine and all opinions are my own yours may differ"