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    Ramona and Beezus (G)

    Ramona Quimby, the rambunctious schoolgirl of Beverly Cleary's books, finally arrives on the big screen after 60 years, and aside from a few slapstick set pieces (most notably, a car wash that leaves the vehicle covered in multicolored paint), this adaptation preserves the sense of everyday childhood that's made Cleary a mainstay of children's literature. more...