Hey, Little Sister, What Have You Done?Movie: Ramona and Beezus
Tagline: A little sister goes a long way.
Starring: Joey King and Selena Gomez (Ramona and Beatrice Quimby)
Coming to Theaters: July 23
Based on: Beverly Cleary’s Ramona series
The Skinny: Weaving back and forth between fantasy and realism, Ramona and Beezus explores the mind of a rambunctious third grader struggling not to tick off her older sister. Between exploring the cosmos and packing her bags for Paris, Ramona even manages to put some energy aside to help save her family’s home.
First created in 1955, Cleary’s Ramona has become a much-loved figure in children’s literature. Hopefully, the fact that Selena Gomez (of Disney Channel fame) plays alongside an unknown child actress won’t turn the heart and soul of the series into a side story.
My girls (20+now) loved Beezus and Ramona (They thought the book was about them). I told my husband about this movie and he thought it was the continuing story when the girls "grew up." I'll have to find someone to take to this summer movie!