Fox 2000 Pictures, Walden Media, DiNovi Pictures

Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett, Joey King, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel, Jason Spevack, Sierra McCormick, Sandra Oh, Kathryn Zenna, Hutch Dano

Based on the books of Beverly Cleary,  Ramona is a girl with a wild imagination.   This imagination leads her into one adventure after another.  But times are tough and Dad is out of work, and thinking of taking a job in Oregon.  Meanwhile Aunt Bea is being reeled in by an old boyfriend, Hobart.  Ramona is trying to make sure neither of the things happen.  Thinking the bank is going to hook up their house and take it away, she sets out on a bunch of quests to earn some money to save the house.

Ramona and Beezus is a children’s movie, for sure.  After all, it’s G rated.  But it is an interesting film, and though especially nice for kids, I don’t think grownups will be bored either.  The adventures Ramona gets into are well done, as the way they’re filmed, we get to see exactly what she’s thinking.  The characters are so well developed that the actors must be just right.  They hit on most everyone.  We get to meet most everyone from the books.  Joey King is an excellent Ramona Quimby, and Disney Channel star Selena Gomez was a great Beezus.  With Josh Duhamel as Hobart, Hutch Dano as Henry Huggins, and Ginnifer Goodwin as Aunt Bea, the whole cast is complete.  It’s a excellent depiction of the book coming to real life, and yet very interesting in it’s own right.  Definitely the  children will love it, but anyone of any age who loves Ramona and Beezus is going to love the story as well.  Ramona is the ultimate little girl with a heart of gold who just can’t help getting into trouble.   Very highly recommended.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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