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  • Summary: Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family’s home. (20th Century Fox)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Refreshingly anti-princess and sweet without degrading into sugary, Ramona and Beezus animates Ramona's frequent flights of fancy with DIY-like sequences that literalize, quite charmingly, how a kid colors the world.
  2. 75
    Knits together scenes and themes from all eight of Cleary's Ramona Quimby novels into a sweet and funny, if slightly overlong, portrait of life on a modern-day Klickitat Street.
  3. While it isn't the only adaptation to give flesh (or ink) to Cleary's indomitable misfit, it's the most accessible retelling to date.
  4. While its cast delivers uniformly breezy performances, most everything else about Ramona's move to the multiplex feels unremarkable.
  5. 50
    Ramona and Beezus the movie, should not be confused with "Beezus and Ramona'' the book.
  6. 50
    It's so sentimental and sweet that you can almost forgive the kids' comedy Ramona and Beezus for not being nearly funny enough.
  7. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    40
    Fans of the Ramona Quimby books will be disappointed, but tween girls will love it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. MaryL.
    Jul 24, 2010
    10
    I love it!! Gomez,Corbett, King, Duhammel all cast sweet and funny real family movie so good.
  2. Feb 29, 2016
    9
    I really like Selena Gomez's movies, and Joey King was too cute here. This is a cute movie, good for all ages.

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    I really like Selena Gomez's movies, and Joey King was too cute here. This is a cute movie, good for all ages.

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  3. Aug 9, 2012
    9
    movie is predictable and cheezy but somehow it was good. I loved how they kept focus on ramona most of the time. I am not a fan of Taylormovie is predictable and cheezy but somehow it was good. I loved how they kept focus on ramona most of the time. I am not a fan of Taylor Swift but her song on this somehow turned out to be my favorite song. It is my most listened song in my collection. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2011
    8
    This movie was not great but it was not horrible iether. I like this movie because it replicates a actuill sister hood. Trust me I am tenThis movie was not great but it was not horrible iether. I like this movie because it replicates a actuill sister hood. Trust me I am ten years old and I have a 21 year old sister. She lives in Reno. I miss her but I do not miss living with her. It is actuilly fun being a only child and in this movie I think that is what both sisters want. Expand
  5. ChadS.
    Jul 24, 2010
    6
    Since "Ramona and Beezus" blandly stays within the parameters of a G rating, it's only inevitable that the contemporization of the 1955 Since "Ramona and Beezus" blandly stays within the parameters of a G rating, it's only inevitable that the contemporization of the 1955 young adult novel by Beverly Cleary would dislocate the sisters from their modern-day setting, especially Beezus(Selena Gomez), a girl out of time whose innocence wouldn't be so distracting had the film not saddled the Quimby clan with a real world problem. The recession and the fallout resulting from dad(John Corbett) being laid off from his job(marital squabbles, home foreclosures) entails that the characters act accordingly to their period. When the Cleary novel was published, boys and girls in America went steady; they hung out at malt shops and drive-in theaters, and never broached the subject of sex. That's the world Beezus belongs to; the filmic world of mythical teenagers which Peter Bogdonavich's "The Last Picture Show"(and more recently Gary Ross' "Pleasentville") put an end to, in which "Ramona and Beezus" revives, through the reactionary quality of the teenaged girl's chasteness. To a great extent, generative naivety was largely a filmic reality(which the Kinsey Reports of 1947 & 1953 proved), a product of the church's then-monolithic influence on people's lives(see Giesuppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso"). Presented as a secular film, "Ramona and Beezus" beats a Christian heart. To see such unworldliness engendered in attractive, seemingly well-rounded adolescents, where a good friend flirts uncertainly with Beezus(before a lemonade stand, no less) like a nine-year-old boy stricken with puppy love, can't help but distract the moviegoer. Maybe Beezus is supposed to be plain-looking; maybe that would have lessened the estrangement. A less beautiful actress can get away with a line like, "Who could ever love a girl named Beezus?" but not Gomez. The declaration comes amidst the older sister's exasperation with having a sibling like Ramona(Joey King) who always has to be the center of attention. It's the plaintive cry of an ugly duckling, not a sperm magnet. The name "Beezus" makes Beatrice feel unattractive, a name that the younger Quimbly girl saddled her with. When Ramona chops up a couple of hot dogs for dinner, the seemingly innocuous action suggests a real Ramona and a real Beezus underneath their studio-mandated ciphers, a sisterly dynamic more in line with the Wiener girls from Todd Solondz's "Welcome to the Dollhouse", made obscure by the G rating. When boy and girl finally do kiss, it's the latter who makes the first move, which finally brings "Ramona and Beezus" up-to-date with cultural and societal norms, because, according to Nicolas Cage in Francis Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married", "that's a guy's move." Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2011
    5
    I was suprised how Selena Gomez could actually act throughout this boring, cheezy movie. She aced her part more than any other actor inI was suprised how Selena Gomez could actually act throughout this boring, cheezy movie. She aced her part more than any other actor in "Ramona and Beezus". However, that's the sole good thing the film can boast about. Expand
  7. Reviewer
    Jul 25, 2010
    0
    Selina Gomez cannot act AT ALL! So why even cast her in films?

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