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‘Judy Moody’ Is a ‘Not Bummer’ Choice for the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search

JudyMoodyAndTheNotBummerSummer_DVD.jpgJudy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, reviewed below by then-nine-year-old KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Makai Weber Colvin, is one of many titles Makai has reviewed over this past year. The KIDS FIRST! youth film critic role has also given her the opportunity to attend red carpet events and interview film talent in person. The campaign is now on (through midnight December 31) for eight lucky kids aged six to 14 who will be next year’s KIDS FIRST! youth film critics, and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is one of five titles now available on DVD and Blu-ray they can choose from to enter. Click here for information and tips on how to enter.

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Reviewed by Makai Weber Colvin
(See her full review on video.)

I’ve been watching Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, based on the best-selling books by Megan McDonald. Jordana Beatty plays the part of Judy Moody, a young girl with a really wild imagination. When her summer plans get turned upside-down, Judy starts a “Thrill Contest” with her three best friends. Unfortunately, all Judy’s thrills get spoiled — until she joins her brother, Stink, on the hunt for Big Foot, who’s been seen around their town.

I liked this movie because it has a lot of fun and action in it. The super-silly mix of animation and live action is the perfect way to tell this story; it makes you feel like you’re actually there having fun with the characters.

I really liked Aunt Opal, played by Heather Graham, because she’s like a kid in a grown-up’s body. She makes every scene exciting. Judy’s teacher, Mr. Todd, (Jaleel White), is every kid’s dream — he’s charming and makes learning a joyful adventure.MakaiColvin_180x250.jpg

If your summer is getting boring, or if you want to make it even more fun, check out Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer when it comes to a theater near you. I suggest this movie for kids of all ages and even most parents will like it. I give it five out of five stars. Catch Judy Moody to make your summer a “Not Bummer.”

Photos: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer DVD box cover (top), Makai Weber Colvin (bottom)

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