- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00437IEI6
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,050 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Beverly Cleary fans will love Ramona and Beezus, a peppy, affectionately directed film based on the series of Cleary's children's books, starring the adorable, awkward Ramona Quimby. Ramona and Beezus manages to appeal to three distinctly different audiences--tweens, because of its heroine, played with winsome agility by the adorable Joey King; teens, because of the presence of actress-singer Selena Gomez as Beezus (short for Beatrice), the hapless Ramona's older sister; and adults, because of the great casting of the girls' parents, Bridget Moynahan and especially John Corbett. There's also a romantic sub-story involving Ramona's Aunt Bea, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, and a neighbour, Hobart (Josh Duhamel). But the star of this film, as with the Cleary books, is Ramona, the imaginative, active, creative, and sometimes lost-in-her-own-world 9-year-old, whose best intentions have a funny way of nearly always going awry. Ramona and Beezus is adapted from several of Cleary's books, and readers will recognise many of Ramona's escapades and mishaps. And perhaps surprisingly, they knit together to make a fine, cohesive family film--the cast interacts well together, especially King and Gomez, whose sisterly chemistry is adorable. There are several laugh-out-loud moments, including a really, really bad cooking incident, and the most creative accidental paint job ever perpetrated on a Jeep. But there's pathos too, and real family emotion, and there are a few teary scenes that make Ramona and Beezus that much more endearing. My 10-year-old companion pronounced it "awesome," "believable," and "really, really funny, with good music." Beverly Cleary fans of all ages will agree. --A.T. Hurley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As a bonus, the next door neighbour with the Land Rover provided some welcome eye candy, and I have to admit I did cry just a little bit at the end.
A real feelgood film with no scary moments, some truly laugh out loud moments, and a happy ending, albeit a little predictable. We enjoyed it so much we saw it twice at the cinema.
I'm just waiting for the DVD to come out in the UK now....
However, it works, and my six-year-old daughter loved it. I've just read the first four "Ramona" books out loud to her, and she happily identified the familiar motifs: Picky Picky the cat, the "Klickitat Street" sign, jumping through the hole in the house, the longest picture in the world etc. etc..... the greatest hits are all there.
Ramona is nine years old, and lives in suburban America with her fourteen-year-old sister Beezus, baby sister Roberta, parents, and Aunt Bea. With a major imagination (which the film brings to life with extra CGI for sending her into space, dangling her over a ravine etc.), Ramona is a non-conformist and frequently in disgrace both at school and home, while being compared to the more seemingly perfect Beezus and her own classmate Susan.
Everything changes when Ramona's father loses his job, which could mean the loss of the house to the bank, and Howie's uncle moves in next door. Ramona enacts a series of heartfelt eccentric plans both to raise a million dollars and to keep Aunt Bea from doing any mushy kissing stuff.
Great actors - the child playing Ramona is wonderful! - and lively script.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Honestly, this an enjoyable enough film, the kind which has a precocious child as the lead, it's almost Disney-esque. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Hakul
You don't need to be a child to love this film. I loved this family film to bits and will recommend it to my nieces and nephews and their parents.Published 20 months ago by W. Webster
Bought for daughter's 10th birthday sleepover party. Great fun for age group. Girls loved it.Published 22 months ago by surreymum22