If you haven’t yet seen the charming Ramona and Beezus, it’s well worth checking out for your next family movie night. Beverly Cleary’s beloved character, Romona Quimby, comes to life in a rare family film that has a little something for everyone, not just the elementary aged kids the film is marketed at.
For the young ones you have the story of Romona, an adventurous third grader with a vivid imagination. Romona always seems to be on the cusp of getting in trouble, but it’s not because she’s a bad girl. It’s just that things don’t always go her way. Loud and independent, Romona is an example for all kids to follow. She’s wonderfully portrayed by Joey King, a young actress who has that ability to appear cute and make you smile, but isn’t sugary sweet. Romona also has an abundance of love for her father and older sister, Beezus. Continue reading