Review of Ramona and Beezuz on DVD

I laughed.  I cried.  And then (thank goodness), I laughed a bit at the end to lighten things up.  This is the very brief account of my experience watching the new Ramona and Beezuz on DVD (out tomorrow), and it is a film that is perfect for ALL families.

If you aren't familiar with the books, I'll forgive you, but if you are, you will already know how precocious and wonderful the main character in the Ramona books by Beverly Clearly is.  She is sassy, smart, and yet so innocent.  She captures the wonder of a child so perfectly, and yet, she is a mess.  Trouble seems to always follow her best intentions.

And so goes this movie of a young girl getting into all kinds of laughable situations, even as her favorite Aunt falls in love, her father loses her job, and her life at school doesn't get any easier.  It's a lighter look at what so many American families are going through right now:  uncertainty, change, and closeness that only comes through trials.

I loved that this movie shows the struggle of a modern family, even thought the issues are timeless.  I love that parents argue.. then make up.  I love that the father loses his job.. only to find something better around the corner.  And I especially love that the themes in this movie are celebrated in a way that only families can truly understand.  Love can endure, and childhood is to be treasured.

You'll love this film featuring a great cast:  John Corbett, Ginnifer Goodwin, Selena Gomez, and Josh Duhamel to name a few.  It is appropriate for all ages (featuring no language or other thematic elements), as it is rated G!  It also is entertaining enough for the young kids to watch (lot of imagination) while holding the attention of adults, too!

You can buy this Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment DVD at Amazon for under $15!  (Follow them on Twitter @FoxHomeEnt or check them out on Facebook!)

*Screener was received for this review.  Opinions are always mine.