Rated G · 103 minutes · 2010

Adventure, Comedy
Based on the book series by Beverly Cleary, Ramona and Beezus focuses on Ramona Quimby, an eccentric, free-thinking 9-year-old who can’t help but royally screw everything up. Throughout the course of the film, she manages to nearly burn down her parents’ house, almost wreck her aunt’s love life and even kill her damn cat. (Well, her cat dies of old age, but I’m relatively certain being pulled and prodded by the annoying little runt didn’t help.) The movie has a couple of decent laughs, but its saccharine, “Aw, shucks,” approach to life would have even Steven Spielberg puking up sugar and rainbows. While this is miles better than the similarly themed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it’s still nothing to write home about, and the choice to cast tween star Selena Gomez as Beezus is baffling.
Official Site: www.ramonaandbeezus.com
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Producer: Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan
Cast: Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel, Sandra Oh, Hutch Dano, Sierra McCormick, Jason Spevack, Kate Zenna, Janet Wright, Ruby Curtis, Patti Allan and Garnet Harding


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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Girl Who Played with Fire, Ramona and Beezus, Salt and more. 07/22/2010
The Coast Halifax Ramona and Beezus: the good kind of cute The film based on books by Beverly Cleary is cute and refreshing, without being insipid. by Hillary Titley 07/29/2010
Portland Mercury Back to Klickitat Street A new adaptation of Ramona and Beezus is basically harmless. by Alison Hallett 07/22/2010

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