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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (Movie)

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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
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Theatrical release poster

Directed by John Schultz[1]
Based on Judy Moody by
Megan McDonald
Starring Jordana Beatty

Heather Graham

Studio Smokewood Entertainment
Distributed by Relativity Media
Release date(s) June 10, 2011
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[2]
Gross revenue $8,925,842 (estimate)[1]

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a 2011 comedy film based on Megan McDonald's Judy Moody book series, released on June 10, 2011. The movie follows along a third-grader Judy Moody who sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. However, her parents are moving away, and Judy and her brother are staying home with their aunt. She decides to make a a "Thrill Points" list for herself and her friends to go by: "The Judy Moody Mega-Rare NOT a Bummer Summer Dare". But Judy's plan backfires when she discovers her friends are getting more thrill points than her. To keep up her not-bummer summer goal, Judy decides to help her brother Stink catch Bigfoot.

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ReceptionEdit

The film received primarily negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 16% rating making the film "Rotten."[3] Film critic Roger Ebert rated the film two out of four stars, stating that "little kids might find [it] perfectly acceptable" and that "[grown-ups] may find themselves looking for stuff to think about while watching this film." However, he said that the film progresses through "with lots of bright colors and jolly music."[4]

ReleaseEdit

The film debuted on June 10, 2011 to poor box office performance, earning only a mere $6 million dollars and claiming the #7 spot on its opening weekend.[1][5] Competition from Super 8 and X-Men: First Class and resulted in its poor earnings.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (2011-06-09). "Movie Projector: 'Super 8' faces off against 'X-Men'; both will destroy 'Judy Moody'". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2011-06-11.
  3. ^ "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger (June 8, 2011). "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer". rogerebert.com. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Germain, Arthur (2011-06-12). "Box office: Abrams, Spielberg's 'Super 8' lifts off with $37M". Associated Press. Mercury Press.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  6. ^ Kaufman, Amy (June 12, 2011). "Box Office: 'Super 8' is No. 1; 'Judy Moody' is a bummer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
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