Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a 2011 American comedy film based on Megan McDonald's Judy Moody book series. Directed by John Schultz from a screenplay by McDonald and Kathy Waugh, it introduces Australian actress Jordana Beatty as the titular girl in a contest for the best summer with friends Amy Namey (Taylar Hender), who is off to Borneo; and Rockford "Rocky" Zang (Garrett Ryan), who is going to circus camp. Since her parents (Janet Varney and Kristoffer Winters) are off to California, Judy is stuck with her younger brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) and her free-spirited aunt Opal (Heather Graham). Her misadventures to have the best summer include a Bigfoot chase, various activities ruined by her friend Frank (Preston Bailey), and putting hats on animals with Opal.


Feisty girl Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. However, her parents are traveling to California to assist Judy's grandparents, meaning Judy and her brother Stink are looked after by their aunt Opal. Judy organizes a contest with her friends to see who can have the most exciting summer by earning "thrill points". When vacation begins, her friends leave, except for Frank. Amy is going to Borneo and Rocky is going to circus camp, so Judy tries to top them. However, Frank ruins all her plans by knocking her off a tight rope, vomiting all over her on a roller coaster, and leaving the movie theater in the middle of a scary movie. After Judy's ideas go wrong, she decides to stay in her room for the rest of the summer, until she hears the newscast in front of her house.