Congrats to our winner Barbara!
I am smack in the middle of raising a ten year old and grappling with the issues so many moms of young girls face. In a nutshell I'm basically attempting to do everything humanly possible to keep her young and free from the pressure to prematurely grow up faster than need be. No I don't want to infantilize her, rather I want her to be fully ensconced in 10 year old pursuits- and not be swayed by the oversexed Gossip Girl set.
So of course when I saw previews for the new film, Judy Moody to say I was excited to be able to sit in a theater with her and watch a film that wouldn't necessitate any long talks about stuff that shouldn't even be on her radar, this film is about as refreshing and fancy free as it gets.
Watch the Judy Moody Trailer right here
So what's the plot: Based on the beloved, bestselling book series by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer stars Australian actress Jordana Beatty (Superman Returns) as the title character Judy Moody an imaginative young third grader who is planning the most super-duper, double-rare summer vacation ever with best friends Rocky and Amy. Except that it turns out Rocky is going to circus camp to learn to tame lions, and Amy is headed off to Borneo with her mom to save a lost tribe while Judy stays home with her pesky little brother Stink and second-best friend Frank Pearl.
Just when she thinks things are as rotten as they can be, her parents announce that they will be going to California and Judy will have to stay behind with her Aunt Opal (Heather Graham), who she's never even met! It looks like Judy's best summer ever has just become her way worst summer ever. But feisty, fearless and ever-funny Judy Moody never gives up! With help from some unexpected sources, she's headed for a summer full of surprises in this charming and spirited family film. Get ready, get set, get MOODY!
Essentially it's a feel good movie with a feisty, opinionated and adventurous female protagonist… and I can't WAIT to share it with my daughter! Definitely worth the price of a movie ticket-JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER will open nationwide on June 10th.
And to help you kick off summer with your kidlets in tow, and provide you with a stash of family friendly flicks to beat those dog days of summer and that feature, feisty unique kids- who prove girls and boys come in all shapes, personalities and styles we're giving away ACTUAL props from the film- the two shirts that Jordana Beatty wears in the film and a “Summertime Family Movie DVD Set,” valued at $50.
The set includes the following DVDs:
Ramona & Beezus
Diary of a Whimpy Kid
The Parent Trap
For a chance to win this giveaway leave a comment here about your favorite summer family movie and why. For a second entry you can follow me on twitter at Madijack and tweet this giveaway and for a third entry you can like The Staten Island Family on Facebook. Good luck; giveaway ends June 7th!