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FutureStarrRamona and Beezus
Ramona Quimby loves spending her time in her imagination. One day, she takes a picture of a poster in a window and decides to make a movie about a girl who has a promotion for a place she imagines called "Land of HOPE". Beezus Quimby doesn't want to go to HOPE for a while, but she hears that all the kids are getting to go to.
www.imdb.com)An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach. (Source:
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)
In RAMONA AND BEEZUS, grade-schooler Ramona Quimby (Joey King) lives with her family -- Mom (Bridget Moynahan), Dad (John Corbett), older sister Beezus (Selena Gomez), and baby sister Roberta -- on Portland's charming Klickitat Street. Everywhere she looks, Ramona sees the potential for adventure and imagination -- but even though she always means well, sometimes her enthusiasm leads to sticky situations ... and exasperated friends and family members. All of Ramona's optimism and imagination are put to the test when her dad unexpectedly loses his job; she's sure she can help save their house, whether that means selling homemade lemonade or auditioning for a TV commercial. Meanwhile, Ramona's Aunt Bea (Ginnifer Goodwin) is rekindling a romance with former high school sweetheart Hobart (Josh Duhamel), and Beezus starts looking at longtime friend Henry Huggins (Hutch Dano) in a new light. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)
This book adaptation might not break any cinematic molds, but it's gentle, upbeat, and kid-friendly -- and that goes a long way. Fans of Beverly Cleary's beloved children's books about Ramona will quickly realize that Ramona and Beezus combines elements from more than one of them; the central job-loss storyline comes from Ramona and Her Father, while other incidents are borrowed from different books in the series. But while it may frustrate purists, the blending doesn't make the movie any less sweet or charming. Much of that is thanks to King -- she sells Ramona's particular mix of earnestness and mischievousness perfectly. You always believe her when she says she's sorry for her latest misadventure ... even though you know another one is just around the corner. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)