Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Reviews
06.09.11 by reelz
In Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, the title tween and her little brother, Stink, set out to have a thrilling summer. Does the movie have any thrills for the audience? Apparently not.
"...the film is so airless (think iCarly as a videogame) that there isn't a truly playful moment in it."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Crap figures prominently throughout Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. It's also one way of describing this adaptation of the Megan McDonald book series..."
— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Megan McDonald’s third-grade spitfire Judy Moody makes her moody leap from the page to the big screen with much of the spit, if not her fire, intact."
— Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"While Graham charms as the artsy eccentric, newcomer Beatty overdoes it with the pop-eyed energy of a preteen Miley Cyrus. And the high-pitched, candy-colored comedy tries too hard to be fun."
— Thelma Adams, Us Weekly
"...the character is drawn so thinly, she just comes off as a narcissistic, whiny brat. And that's a problem, since we're supposed to like her."
— Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"For accompanying adults, the constant stimulus will be entirely overwhelming, as if you were trying to drink from a fire hose pumping out high-fructose corn syrup with the force of a typhoon."
— James Rocchi, MSN Movies