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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer | 2011 | PG | - 1.3.3

Based on the popular children's book of the same name, a third-grader (Jordana Beatty) sets out to have the best summer vacation ever, with the help of her aunt (Heather Graham) and brother (Parris Mosteller). Also with Janet Varney, Kristoffer Ryan Winters and Jaleel White. Directed by John Schultz. [1:21]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - We see a woman wearing a bikini at a swimming pool. We see the bare chests and backs of a man and a boy wearing swim trunks at a pool.
 A woman wears short shorts and a form-fitting corset-style top. A woman's bare abdomen is visible when she lifts her arm and her shirt rises.
 A girl is seen in the bathtub, completely covered with bubbles; no nudity is visible.
 A boy teases another boy and a girl, singing "k-i-s-s-i-n-g" to them.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - All the violence depicted in the film is played for laughs.
 We see clips of a "scary" movie as a boy and a girl watch, that include hearing people screaming, seeing people run from a man with his eyeball partially hanging out and then falling on the ground, a woman screaming when her dress gets caught in a car door and several zombies slowly approach her and a zombie holding a disembodied hand (no blood is visible) approaches a man.
 A boy vomits all over a girl's hair, face, chest, and seat as they ride a roller coaster; we see the bright-blue vomit leaving his mouth and splattering on the girl, who screams. A boy uses kitchen tongs to lift up pieces of feces and put them into baggies; one piece rolls over to where a woman is preparing food, and we then see her smash the feces into a sandwich. A woman, a boy and a girl discover that their sandwiches have feces smeared on the bottom of the bread (we see a piece of feces drip from the sandwich onto the table) and shout in disgust. A toad being held by a girl urinates on her hand: we see the fluid coming from the girl's hand and she shrieks loudly as two boys and a girl laugh. A girl acts disgusted when a woman tells her that she had previously eaten cockroaches as a meal.
 A woman drives a car wildly, driving through front yards and speeding down the street, and the car catches a bouncy castle and the children in the backseat of the car shout at how fast the woman is driving; the car drags the bouncy castle into the street, then drives away, and we then see an uninjured boy pop out of the bouncy castle. A woman drives a car into a garage door; she and the boy and girl in the backseat are unharmed. A woman drives a car into a wall and a large elephant head falls off the wall and hits the hood of the car; the driver and boy and girl passengers are unharmed. A woman driving a van is surprised and drives erratically when a truck they are chasing dumps napkins from a window, covering the windshield of the van. A van races through a red light. A woman drives a van through a red light and then through a crowded baseball field, hitting a can and crashing through a fence.
 A woman, girl, and a boy ride on a bike with a sheet covering their heads, they ride in front of a driving car, which brakes to avoid hitting them, and the three fall off the bike when the wheels spin out of control; moments later a car drives over the bike. During outtakes as the credits roll, we see a woman, a girl and a boy falling off a bike three times in a row.
 A girl attempts to walk across a rope over a small creek, a boy gets on the rope and it begins to sway, the girl shouts at the boy and they both fall into the creek, unharmed. A boy wipes out on a surfboard and lands next to a jellyfish, he screams and runs away, he is unharmed. On two occasions during a circus act, we see a girl being sawn in half.
 A boy and a girl get in a shouting match, they start to pull one another and a second boy grabs onto the torso of the first boy and the children stumble to the ground whereupon one of the boys breaks away.
 A woman unknowingly pushes a girl off the top bunk of a bunk bed, and the girl falls on the ground, which sets off a chain reaction of objects falling that includes a dresser, a ladder and a box of toys; the girl is unharmed. A girl stumbles and triggers a trap that sends a net over her; the net lifted by a boy and we see the girl and another boy with a pool net on his head (they are both unharmed). A girl stumbles to the ground and gets up, unharmed. A girl trips, falls to the ground and gets up, unharmed. A teenage boy hits the back of his head on a sign and says "Ow."
 A boy and a girl climb over another boy. A boy shoves another boy out of the way. A girl grabs a boy's mouth and then shoves him away. A girl and a boy scream when an opossum drops out of a tree. A boy shouts at a girl and walks away.
 A man jokingly tells a girl that it "sounds dangerous" when the girl suggests he go polar bear hunting. A girl jokingly says that if a frog jumps on her face she will "kill" another girl. A girl asks a woman what would happen if Bigfoot would try to eat them and the girl jokes that Bigfoot will say, "Your head is delicious." A girl jokes that a boy will have to shovel elephant feces as part of his job, and then says that elephant feces smells worse than a corpse flower. In a monologue, a girl says her only plans are to "pick scabs." A boy reads a postcard from another boy saying that he had learned how to saw a person in half (during circus camp); we see an animated clip of a girl sawing a boy in half during a circus act and the boy jokingly says that he wants to make sure he can be put back together. A girl says that she would rather catch poison ivy than spend time with her brother. A girl dramatically tells her father that she is going to die of boredom and starvation. In an internal monologue a girl calls crossing a pond "death defying." A girl tells another girl that she and her mother are going to investigate a tribe's forest, which is being destroyed.
 After hearing a fire alarm goes off, a girl runs downstairs in the smoke and uses a squirt gun to add water on a burnt casserole (no one is injured).
 A boy talks with his mouth open (we see the chewed-up food), a girl tells the boy to chew with his mouth shut, and she then dramatically chews with her mouth open, showing the chewed-up food in her mouth; the boy purposely drools a portion of chewed up food out of his mouth and down his chin. A boy spits a wad of paper out of his mouth and it lands with a wet splat on a desk in front of a girl. We see a chart with chewed-up pieces of bubblegum stuck to it.
 We briefly see a video of a man examining a skeleton that is supposedly Bigfoot.
 A boy and a woman have a pillow fight. A girl kicks over a bucket of chalk.


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LANGUAGE 3 - 4 scatological terms, 14 mild scatological terms, name-calling (Pinch Face Finch, Mr. Potato Head Hair, circus freak, nuts, totally evil, bozo, intergalactic booger, zombie, googly eyes, silly, square bottom, coo-coo head prize, loser, airhead Frankenstein, bridezilla, big wet fun sponge, fun mop, owl girl), exclamations (geez louise, oh man, holy macaroni, on top of spaghetti).


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SUBSTANCE USE - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Guerilla art, boredom, finding fun in anything, disappointment, jealousy, Bigfoot, supernatural creatures, friendship, holding a grudge, forgiveness.

MESSAGE - You can find the fun in anything. People can make the most out of any situation.

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