Yesterday we all went to see Ramona and Beezus, and Helen and I were very impressed.  A fun movie with something for everyone in the family, kids and adults.  We’re disappointed with many so-called “family” movies, but this one has everything we wish for.  The parents are intelligent, they love each other and their children, and their children can’t wait for them to come home.  The dad isn’t a bumbling fool.  The sisters may annoy each other occasionally but they’re still friends.  No parent dies!  There aren’t even any scary parts, just plain fun.  Another good production from Walden Media.

Strangely, although Shana and Kenan were enthralled throughout the movie, they both said at the end that they didn’t like it.  I think they were thrown off by the one sad scene, the death of a pet.  It was filmed tastefully, but was unexpected and didn’t really add much to the story.  Oh well, four thumbs up from the parents at least!

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