By: John ’Doc’ Strange
Directed by: Elizabeth Allen
Starring: Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel
MPAA Rating: G
Selig Rating: Full Price
Runtime: 104 Min.

Summer can be a magical time for family films. Some years we see some amazing films appear on our theater screens and some years it’s just sad. This year, we have a least one really wonderful film coming out, RAMONA AND BEEZUS.
This movie is about a family, like any other family, living their lives on a normal street like any street. What makes them magical is the spark of a young girl. Whatever she does, it never works out exactly the way she intends. Most often this leads her mom, Dorothy (Bridget Moynahan), and her Dad, Robert (John Corbett), to shake their heads while her Aunt Bea (Ginnifer Goodwin), herself a younger sister, is available to commiserate and share her ordeals in the big tree in the back yard.
Coming as they do from a book series which focused on Henry Huggins, I did not expect this story of Ramona Quimby (Joey King), a young girl whose imagination out runs her abilities but never her heart, and her older “perfect” sister, Beezus (Selena Gomez), to grab my heart and charm its way into my soul. 
Ramona looks at the world a little differently than other people do. Where I see hole in a wall, she sees a place to jump into adventure. Where most kids her age might see a family in crisis and panic, she jumps in to help. All I can say is that “Easter Egg/Rainbow” is not a factory color for Land Rovers.
Take your kids to see this movie. They will learn a good lesson about life, love and family.
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