This movie follows Ramona (Joey King) and she fills her days with a very creative imagination, all the while becoming focus of peer ridicule. Will she stay true to herself? Or stay strong enjoying who she is?
Older sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) – whose name is Beatrice, however when Ramona was younger she couldn’t pronounce the name clearly thus branding her big sister with her name Beezus – is dealing with her first crush and the fact that her little sister drives her crazy. My oldest daughter was relating to this situation all too well!
And while my girls were enjoying the silliness of Ramona I was thoroughly enjoying, and I mean enjoying, the casting of John Corbett (Sex & The City, Northern Exposure) as their father and Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers) as their aunts old high school boyfriend who wants back in her life. There were times I could care less what was happening, I was looking at John Corbett and Josh Duhamel!!!
I felt that “Ramona and Beezus” was a wonderful experience to share with my girls. Also I enjoyed the message of the power of family – be good to each other and you can accomplish anything.
“Ramona and Beezus” opens in theaters on July 23rd.
(I was given the opportunity to view this movie in exchange for a review. The opinions are all mine.)