My daughter and I enjoyed this movie. It was jam packed with so many adventures that you wanted to join in on the fun. It was funny and I felt bad for poor Judy at times. Her aunt Opal was so much fun. A great family movie.
The first thing I want to say about this movie is "Steve Urkel"!!! Okay, secondly, what a great movie for my children. My oldest daughter went to see it at a friends birthday party when it was in theaters and when it hit the shelves my middle daughter wanted to own it right away. We waited and gave it to her for Christmas, they watched it right away but my husband and I didn't sit down to watch it until tonight. We sat down and watched it with our little girl for a "movie night just the three of us" and he loved it, while I have mixed feelings. It's a fantastic children's movie I will give it that. But personally I was finding it hard to keep my attention in so many places throughout the movie. It was really fun for the children, they all seem to enjoy it and it was funny in some parts, but for me, they were few and far between. Actually, I was relieved when it was finally over, I was in shock (a little bit) when my husband said it was a really cute movie, but sometimes (a lot of the times) our tastes differ and that's fine. I just found it to be a little irritating. This young girl has her whole summer ahead of her, the one thing she looks forward to every school year and she made this fantastic "NOT Bummer Summer" plan and just because two of her "TP Club" members are going away for the summer and having adventures of their own, she gets jealous and miserable and lets her entire summer slip away not realizing what an amazing time she is and could continue to have IF she'd stop competing and just have fun! In the process of the "Dare Race" her two friends are away and having a wonderful time, completing dares and getting "Thrill Points" while hers are not coming at all. Everything she tries to do fails and she blames it all on the one friend that remains. Which of course will never end well, they have a fight and then her summer is ruined, yet again, I think by now we are at the sixth letdown of her not bummer summer. She reminded me of one of my own children, sulking because not everything goes her way. But I mean, for children they can relate to so much of this movie. So, I would say for the age category this movie is geared to it will be/is a hit, but for the older generations, don't be surprised when you don't like it much.
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