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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) How go-go precocious is Judy (Jordana Beatty), the tween heroine of Megan McDonald's book series? She's so manic she thinks summer is boring. To avoid… 2011-06-10 PG PT91M Comedy Jordana Beatty Heather Graham Relativity Media
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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG

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Heather Graham, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer | BEST TIME EVER Heather Graham and Jordana Beatty in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
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BEST TIME EVER Heather Graham and Jordana Beatty in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

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Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2011; Rated: PG; Length: 91 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jordana Beatty and Heather Graham; Distributor: Relativity Media

How go-go precocious is Judy (Jordana Beatty), the tween heroine of Megan McDonald's book series? She's so manic she thinks summer is boring. To avoid a bummer summer, she assigns ''thrill points'' to various activities that all end up disasters: She falls into a river while tightrope-walking, gets splattered with Sno-Cone barf on a roller coaster, etc. The lesson is that fun can't be planned, but the film is so airless (think iCarly as a videogame) that there isn't a truly playful moment in it. C–

Originally posted Jun 08, 2011 Published in issue #1159 Jun 17, 2011 Order article reprints