Monday, November 14, 2011

Ramona and Beezus- Movie Review

Growing up I remember getting excited for the weekend movies that would come on T.V.  Sunday night the family would get together and watch a family movie together and have some bonding time.  Having two small children I am always looking for movies that I can do something similar with them.  As my girls are 3 and 4 (almost 5) they are old enough now where we can sit together and watch a movie that is not a cartoon.  Do not get me wrong I love cartoons, but I love being able to watch a variety of movies even more.

If you are looking for a fun movie for the entire family then you should check out the movie Ramona and Beezus staring Joey King, Selena Gomez and many other actors and actresses.  This weekend we watched this movie as part of our girls night in.  Some may watch this movie because actress Selena Gomez is in it and honestly that was the main reason I thought about watching it.  Though you will be pleasantly surprised by Joey King who plays Ramona in the movie.  Ramona clearly the start of the movie is totally adorable and shows that being different and unique may be hard, but it is well worth it.

The movie takes you through the life of an average middle class family and the trials and tribulations that go along with it.  Romona is a lively and fun character and she brings a bit of sparkle into everything that she does.  With Ramonas over active imagination she takes you through her life and makes you think about your own life with a little bit more colour.  Though you can not but feel sorry for Ramona as her heart is always in the right place nothing ever seems to work out for her and she gets in trouble more then most children.  I could not help but think back to my years of being the younger sister who is always a pest no matter what.  I was clearly a pain to my older sister so I could relate fully to Ramona in many ways.

The movie is based on the Ramona series of novels from Beverly Cleary and similar to many books made into movies you will definitely want to read the books to get more details out of the life of Ramona Quimby.  There is so much information in the movies that at times it does feel there is a lot going on, but reality is life does have a lot going on at once. The books would be a great read for children so if looking for a gift for a child grade 3 definitely check out the series!

My girls loved the movie so much that instead of cartoons the next morning we watched the movie again.  It is a fun movie that the whole family will enjoy!  It is appropriate for all ages and a great wholesome movie to enjoy all together!


*Disclosure: views are 100% my own and no items were received for review purposes. I just love to share the wealth :-)

9 comments:

Shairbearg said...

I use to love reading the ramona books!!!! Cool they made them into movies.

Gingermommy said...

I loved the books growing up too :)I have not seen the movie yet

Katrina Brady said...

I've never read the books but I remember seeing the commercials for the movie. Sounds good!

Maple Leaf Mommy said...

I loved these books (and Ralph S. Mouse, anything by Cleary). Sounds like a cute movie. We will definitely be checking it out.

Did you know Canada said...

Sounds like a fun movie!

Heather said...

My daughter loves the Ramona Books! Costco has a Christmas pack with 20+ books for $25 (all Ramona:)She's already asked Santa for that... I will have to find this Dvd and put it all together for her!

Mom vs. the boys said...

movies like this make me wish I had girls to watch them with! sounds cute

The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

I read all the books as a kid, and I know my daughter wants to see the movie, but that is because she loves Selena Gomez

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

LOVED those books growing up! My daughter is currently LOVING the books and it is so much fun watching her enjoy them like I did! We went to see the movie together - it was her very first movie!!! It was wonderful! Just LOVED it! Thanks for reminding me of this b/c maybe I will just have to buy it for her for Christmas!