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C'est la Vie: Movie Miracles do Happen (Ramona & Beezus)


Have you been to the movies with your kids lately? I usually find myself disappointed. There are a few laughs between my cringing  and a lot of eye rolling on my part. It's rare to find a movie that suits every member of our family. Although I can't speak for my husband (somebody has to work around here!), the kids and I enjoyed an afternoon at the movies yesterday. And when I say enjoyed, I mean we really, really loved Ramona and Beezus!

My almost 5 year old boy even found himself laughing at the silly scenes, and I will admit this is a show geared for girls. It's been a long time coming for those of us who grew up reading the classic Beverly Cleary books! This movie lived up to and surpassed all of my expectations. The characters, scenes, and script truly made the books come alive. Little Joey King could be the next big child actor. Her facial expressions were fantastic and she hardly seemed to be acting whatsoever. Absolutely delightful!

As for the rest of the cast, they were fun, they were believable, and I respect them so much for keeping this movie a true "G" rating. Although Selena Gomez takes the marquee along side King, the string of fantastic and well-known actors has no end! (Ginnifer Goodwin and John Corbett are among them.) In short, we had a great time.

I hope you'll go to see it with your kids no matter their age. Even pre-teens should love the plot that involves Beezus and Aunt Bea. Be sure to come back and give us your review once you've seen it too. I hope you find yourself as pleased as I am. Honestly, I'd even go see it again.

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