Monday, November 08, 2010

Ramona and Beezus * review *

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Ramona and Beezus
A Little Sister Goes a Long Way

Teen sensation Selena Gomez (“Hannah Montana,” “Wizards of Waverly Place”) teams up with newcomer Joey King in this delightful coming-of-age comedy based on the best-selling books by Beverly Cleary. Ramona (King) is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus (Gomez), who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. Through all the ups and downs of childhood, Ramona and Beezus learn that anything’s possible when you believe in yourself and rely on each other.

1-Disc DVD:
·           Theatrical Version
·           Gag Reel
·           Deleted Scenes (5)
·           My Ramona with author Beverly Cleary
·           Show & Tell Film School - Tips and tricks on how kids can make their own movie


MY REVIEW

I love this movie. Love it. I adored all of the Ramona books (by Beverly Cleary) when I was growing up and I think they did an excellent job of capturing the spirit of Ramona in this film! It make me laugh. It made me cry. I really did love it. And yes, at least part of that has to be because of my affinity for the books... but I think the movie is fun in its own right too. Ramona and Beezus would make an excellent movie for the whole family. 

They picked the perfect actors for the parts too. Sandra Oh is fabulous as Ramona's teacher. It was fun watching the ER-star play a completely different role. I loved watching the extra "My Ramona with author Beverly Cleary". It was really cool to hear the author's perspective.

And the best part? Olivia loves the movie too so I get to pass my love of Ramona on to my daughter :).


 Thanks so much to Fox Home Entertainment for sending me a review copy of this DVD!

12 comments:

tarasview said...

I didn't realize things came out on a different schedule for you! I hope it is available because it really is great :)

Pmswain said...

Hmm, I wonder if I can get it here yet? I loved the Ramona books and my eldest daughter has read and reread them a few times. Have to get my youngest daughter into them.

tarasview said...

absolutely!

Shash said...

I haven't seen that yet but Emma has wanted to for a while, maybe this is a pj party, movie watching weekend?! :)

tarasview said...

fabulous Christmas gift :)

tarasview said...

oh me too! I was thinking of getting it off of iTunes :)

mapsgirl said...

The movie was fantastic! I took my daughter to see and she's going to be so excited that it's on DVD. That is definitely going to be on her Christmas list.

Cheryl said...

I love the song that plays during the wedding song. It's so beautiful!

tarasview said...

oh definitely check it out :)

Kelle F said...

I, too, loved the Ramona books growing up. I'll have to check this movie out.

tarasview said...

it is the perfect family film - I'm sure you'll love it :)

Tanya Lavery said...

I LOVED the Ramona books as a kid...I devoured them. I never took the chance to see this in theatres but I'm glad you mentioned it again, now I'll rent it!

 
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