Ramona and Beezus

Ramona and Beezus

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Director: Elizabeth Allen

Cast: Elizabeth Allen, Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett

     
 

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Adapted from Beverly Cleary's perennially popular book series, Ramona and Beezus stars newcomer Joey King as Ramona Quimby, a grade-schooler with a big imagination. So big, in fact, that she often clashes with her no-nonsense teacher (Sandra Oh). When Ramona's upbeat dad (JohnSee more details below

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Overview

Adapted from Beverly Cleary's perennially popular book series, Ramona and Beezus stars newcomer Joey King as Ramona Quimby, a grade-schooler with a big imagination. So big, in fact, that she often clashes with her no-nonsense teacher (Sandra Oh). When Ramona's upbeat dad (John Corbett) loses his job, the family -- including her teenage sister, Beezus (Selena Gomez), and their practical-minded mother (Bridget Moynahan) -- must make major adjustments, like dad learning how to run the house. Ramona dreams up various plans to make money so that she can save their house, but because everybody in the family seems too preoccupied to help her with her own worries, she turns to the one person who always has time for her, Aunt Bea (Ginnifer Goodwin). But even Aunt Bea is distracted these days because her ex-boyfriend -- and Quimby family next-door neighbor -- Hobart (Josh Duhamel) keeps trying to win Bea back.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Ramona and Beezus is thoroughly pleasant, and while that may sound like a case of damning a movie with faint praise, the truth is that this is one of the most enjoyable family films of the summer. Adapted from Beverly Cleary's perennially popular book series, the movie stars Joey King as Ramona Quimby, a grade-schooler with a big imagination. So big, in fact, that she often clashes with her no-nonsense teacher (Sandra Oh). When Ramona's upbeat dad (John Corbett) loses his job, the family -- including her teenage sister, Beezus (Selena Gomez), and their practical-minded mother (Bridget Moynahan) -- must make major adjustments, like dad learning how to run the house. Ramona dreams up various plans to make money so that she can save their house, but because everybody in the family seems too preoccupied to help her with her own worries, she turns to the one person who always has time for her, Aunt Bea (Ginnifer Goodwin). But even Aunt Bea is distracted these days because her ex-boyfriend -- and Quimby family next-door neighbor -- Hobart (Josh Duhamel) keeps trying to win Bea back. While there is certainly a fair amount of drama alongside the many laughs in Ramona and Beezus, screenwriters Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay make sure that it's the characters, and not the conflict, that drive the story. The fears an eight-year-old might feel at the thought of being forced to move are treated respectfully, not played for laughs, and newcomer Joey King gives as warm and winning a performance as you're likely to see from anyone so young. She's appealing without being cloying, and the adults in the film are the same way -- nobody gives the indication that they are above this material. As she has so many times already, Ginnifer Goodwin steals the movie. Her effortless naturalism is a rare and powerful commodity for a performer, and she has it in droves -- there isn't an ounce of self-consciousness in this performance. Somebody needs to put her in a big blockbuster of a movie so that she can become what she deserves to be -- America's Sweetheart. She's like an irresistible force of goodwill, and what's amazing is that she's so extraordinarily charming that she overwhelms Duhamel -- an actor who looks like Johnny Knoxville's frat-boy brother and exudes the smarmy toolishness of Jeremy Piven -- and transforms him into someone we can root for. Because all the characters seem so genuine and likeable, Ramona and Beezus addresses the realistic concerns of an eight-year-old without boring adults. One of the companies responsible for the movie is Walden Media, and in just a few years they've become one of the more dependable outfits for producing live-action family-friendly films. Bridge to Terabithia, Bandslam, Holes, and Nim's Island are all smartly written, sensitively acted movies, and Ramona and Beezus fits comfortably right beside them. Children, particularly girls, should love this movie for the same reason kids have loved the books for decades. Ramona might be one of the first fictional characters little ones discover that they can relate to so strongly, and who inhabits a world that is realistic and familiar. The books have probably helped numerous children become avid readers, and Ramona and Beezus stands a really good chance of turning more than a few kids into movie buffs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
UPC:
0024543673217
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
G
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
3,971

Special Features

Show & Tell Film School; Deleted scenes; Gag reel; My Ramona with Beverly Cleary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joey King Ramona Quimby
Selena Gomez Beezus Quimby
John Corbett Robert Quimby
Bridget Moynahan Dorothy Quimby
Ginnifer Goodwin Aunt Bea
Josh Duhamel Hobart
Jason Spevack Howie Kemp
Sierra McCormick Susan
Sandra Oh Mrs. Meacham
Kathryn Zenna Mrs. Kushner
Janet Wright Grandma Kemp
Ruby Curtis Willa Jean
Hutch Dano Henry Huggins
Patti Allan Mrs. Pitt
D. Garnet Harding Mr. Swink
Daniel A. Vasquez Little Kid
Andrew McNee Mr. Clay
Tom Pickett Mr. Cardoza
Linda Boyd Mother (of Triplets)
Dace Norman Triplet Boy
George C. Wolfe Casting Director
Nancy Robertson Casting Associate
Calista Bashuk TV Commerical Girl
Eileen Barrett Minister
Donnelly Rhodes Crusty Photographer
Ian Bruce Thompson Bus Driver
Brandi Alexander Casting Wrangler
Aila McCubbing Roberta Quimby
Zanti McCubbing Roberta Quimby
Miller Picky Picky

Technical Credits
Elizabeth Allen Director
Erik Aadahl Sound/Sound Designer
Steven Michael Adams Special Effects
John Bailey Cinematographer
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Jim Brebner Asst. Director
Shane Connelly Sound Mixer
Laurie Craig Screenwriter
Denise Di Novi Producer
Alison Greenspan Producer
Shannon Grover Art Director
Patricia Hargreaves Costumes/Costume Designer
Martina Javorova Set Decoration/Design
Christian Kaplan Casting
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Julia Michels Musical Direction/Supervision
Jane Moran Editor
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Nick Pustay Producer,Screenwriter
Brent Thomas Production Designer
Brad Van Arragon Co-producer
Jim Van Dijk Camera Operator

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ramona and Beezus
1. Chapter 1 [:23]
2. Chapter 2 [3:05]
3. Chapter 3 [6:05]
4. Chapter 4 [:08]
5. Chapter 5 [2:24]
6. Chapter 6 [3:48]
7. Chapter 7 [2:11]
8. Chapter 8 [4:01]
9. Chapter 9 [1:32]
10. Chapter 10 [4:21]
11. Chapter 11 [3:50]
12. Chapter 12 [3:33]
13. Chapter 13 [2:27]
14. Chapter 14 [1:42]
15. Chapter 15 [:28]
16. Chapter 16 [2:28]
17. Chapter 17 [4:12]
18. Chapter 18 [:24]
19. Chapter 19 [3:02]
20. Chapter 20 [4:32]
21. Chapter 21 [5:32]
22. Chapter 22 [4:12]
23. Chapter 23 [3:13]
24. Chapter 24 [2:07]

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