Summer Movie Guide

Judy Moody

Rated PG

May 01, 2011


Directed by John Schultz

Starring Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Parris Mosteller

Judy Moody, the character from the wildly popular series by author Megan McDonald, is hitting the big screen. Readers know Judy Moody as snarky, witty, loving and, yes, a smidge moody. This summer, fans can see Judy and her little brother, Stink, in the movie Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer.

After school is let out, Judy (Beatty) gathers her friends and tells them her awesome summer plan for them all. To her dismay, her closest friends are leaving for other adventures, including a circus camp and a mysterious island. The one friend who stays behind with Judy is too scared to do any of the things Judy had planned, such as tight-roping across the river in the forest near her house.

Judy is even more bummed when she finds out her parents are going to California, and she has to stay home with her Aunt Opal (Graham). Luckily for Judy, Opal turns out to be the aunt every kid wishes to have. Like Judy, Aunt Opal can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary adventure. Maybe summer can be saved after all!

Click here for TFK Kid Reporter Andrew Ravaschiere's full report.

Did You Know?

Author Megan McDonald also wrote the screenplay for the film. But she changed things up a bit. You might notice a difference between the Stink from the books and the Stink from the movie (Mosteller). In the book, Stink is the boring little brother who gets in the way of a good time. In the movie, however, Stink is Judy's sidekick. He helps his sister whenever she needs it.


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