"Ramona and Beezus," along with all of the other "Ramona" books by Beverly Cleary, remains somewhat sacred for many of those who loved the books as kids. So now that there's a movie adaptation coming out in July, starring Selena Gomez, Sandra Oh, and John Corbett, there are some mixed feelings afoot. Jezebel is not happy with Beezus's "sex kitten" look or the framing of Ramona as a "pint-sized manic pixie dream girl," and GalleyCat compares the movie to the recent Disney made-for-TV movie "Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars."
What do you think? Is it awesome that Cleary's beloved book is coming to the big screen, or is the movie destined to disappoint?