Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer - Preston Bailey and Jordana Beatty
Frank (Preston Bailey) and Judy (Jordana Beatty) © 2011 Judy Moody Productions
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Based on the bestselling book series by Megan McDonald this film tells the story of third-grader Judy Moody setting out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.

This family film is directed by John Schultz who did the 2009 Aliens in the Attic.

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer will get it’s theatrical release in this week.

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When her best-laid plans for a summer full of fun go comically awry, an imaginative young girl creates her own vacation adventures in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer.

Based on the beloved, bestselling book series by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer is an irresistible and delightfully funny treat for adventure-loving kids and adults.

This summer, third grader Judy Moody is planning the most super-duper, double-rare summer vacation ever with best friends Rocky and Amy. Except that it turns out Rocky is going to circus camp to learn to tame lions, and Amy is headed off to Borneo with her mom to save a lost tribe while Judy stays home with her pesky little brother Stink and second-best friend Frank Pearl.

Just when she thinks things are as rotten as they can be, her parents announce that they will be going to California and Judy will have to stay behind with her Aunt Opal, who she’s never even met! It looks like Judy’s best summer ever has just become her way worst summer ever. But feisty, fearless and ever-funny Judy Moody never gives up!

With help from some unexpected sources, she’s headed for a summer full of surprises in this charming and spirited family film. Get ready, get set, get MOODY!

Directed by John Schultz. Written by Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonal. Stars Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham and Parris Mosteller. Rating: PG.

US and Canada release July 10, 2011

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