Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

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Judy Moody
Judy moody poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Schultz[1]
Produced by Sara Siegel-Magness
Gary Magness
Bobbi Sue Luther
Screenplay by Megan McDonald
Kathy Waugh
Based on Judy Moody 
by Megan McDonald
Starring Heather Graham
Preston Bailey
Taylar Hender
Jaleel White
Jordana Beatty
Music by Richard Gibbs
Cinematography Shawn Maurer
Editing by John Pace III
Studio Smokewood Entertainment
Distributed by Relativity Media
Release dates
  • June 10, 2011 (2011-06-10)
Running time 92 minutes [2]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1][3]
Box office $15,031,650[1]

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a 2011 comedy film based on Megan McDonald's Judy Moody book series, released on June 10, 2011. It stars Jordana Beatty as a third grader named Judy Moody who sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. Reviews have been critically negative, as the film holds a 19% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The film debuted to poor box office performance, earning only about $6 million, and it claimed the No. 7 spot on its opening weekend.


The movie tells the story of third-grader Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty), who sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. However, her parents (Kristoffer Winters and Janet Varney) are going to California, and Judy and her brother Stink (Parris Mosteller), have to stay with their Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). Judy decides to organise a contest with her friends to see who can have the most exciting summer. When her friends appear to be winning, Judy and Aunt Opal decide to help Stink catch Bigfoot.


Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain) is Portrayed as the Scream Monster Rollercoaster in the movie.


Critical response[edit]

The film has been panned by critics. The film currently holds a 19% "Rotten" rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 74 reviews. The consensus states: "Though it may entertain some very young viewers, Judy Moody is likely to be a garish sensory onslaught for anyone with a normal attention span."[4] Film critic Roger Ebert rated the film two out of four stars, stating that "little kids might find [it] perfectly acceptable" and that "[grown-ups] may find themselves looking for stuff to think about while watching this film." However, he said that the film progresses through "with lots of bright colors and jolly music."[5]

Box office[edit]

The film debuted on June 10, 2011, earning $6,076,859 its opening weekend. As of August 10, 2011, it has grossed $14,982,196. It claimed the No. 7 spot on its opening weekend,[1][6] opening in 2,524 theaters.[1][6]


Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress Jordana Beatty Nominated [7]
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor, Age Ten or Under Preston Bailey Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature film - Young Ensemble Cast Jordana Beatty, Preston Bailey, Parris Mosteller, Garrett Ryan, Ashley Boettcher, Taylar Hender, Cameron Boyce, Jackson Odell Won

Home and television media[edit]

As Relativity Media has no home entertainment company, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment acquired rights to release the film in home entertainment ports. On October 11, 2011, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film on DVD and Blu-ray.[citation needed]

The film made its network television premiere on Disney Channel on August 10, 2013.


  1. ^ a b c d e Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer". British Board of Film Classification. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  3. ^ Kaufman, Amy (2011-06-09). "Movie Projector: 'Super 8' faces off against 'X-Men'; both will destroy 'Judy Moody'". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  5. ^ Ebert, Roger (June 8, 2011). "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Germain, Arthur (2011-06-12). "Box office: Abrams, Spielberg's 'Super 8' lifts off with $37M". Associated Press. Mercury Press.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  7. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 

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