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"JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER"
(2011) (Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham) (PG)


Alcohol/Drugs None
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Family Comedy: A young girl makes elaborate plans to have fun on her summer vacation, but things keep going awry.
PLOT:
Judy Moody (JORDANA BEATTY) has made it through third grade and is looking forward to a summer of fun with her friends Rocky (GARRETT RYAN), Amy (TAYLAR HENDER), and Frank (PRESTON BAILEY). But her plans are turned upside down when Rocky announces he is going to attend a two-month circus camp and Amy gets to go to Borneo with her globetrotting journalist mother. Only Frank is staying behind, and he is way too timid to join Judy on the kind of thrill-seeking adventures she craves.

Matters go from bad to worse when Judy's father and mother (KRISTOFFER RYAN WINTERS and JANET VARNEY, respectively) inform her that they have to travel across the country to take care of her ailing grandfather, leaving Judy and her kid brother Stink (PARRIS MOSTELLER) in the care of their wacky Aunt Opal (HEATHER GRAHAM).

While apart, Judy and her friends challenge each other to accumulate "thrill points" throughout the summer by completing such challenges as riding a roller coaster, sitting through an entire scary movie, and walking a tightrope. For one reason or another, Judy fails to complete all of these tasks. So she needs to do one of two things to salvage the season: either locate her teacher Mr. Todd (JALEEL WHITE), who says he has a prize waiting for anyone who finds him in a "cold place;" or two, help Stink and his friend Hunter (CAMERON BOYCE) on their crazy quest to capture the mythic creature Bigfoot, who is rumored to be living in the nearby woods.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes, indeed, if they're girls in the 6-11 age range.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For some mild rude humor and language.


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