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1[[quoteright:250:]]²²The 2010 [[FilmOfTheBook movie adaptation]] for the ''Literature/RamonaQuimby'' series of books. Instead of adapting a single book, the movie hits on most of the major story lines of the series and compresses everything into a single year (the series takes place over a span of six years).²²----²!!'''The film provides examples of:'''²* AdaptationTitleChange: ''Ramona and Beezus'' is based on ''Ramona Quimby''.²* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Beezus in the books isn't ugly, per se, but somewhat gawky and acne-ridden like a typical adolescent. Not so here. Being played by Selena Gomez helps.²* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: In the books, Ramona's baby sister, Roberta, is born after Aunt Bea's wedding. Here, Roberta has already been born from the start (in fact, she's the reason why the house is getting renovated), in order to show the wedding as the ''true'' climax of the movie.²* AdaptedOut: Grandpa Day (Mrs. Quimby and Aunt Bea's father) was mentioned a couple of times throughout the series, and shows up in person in "Ramona Forever" for Aunt Bea's wedding. He did not appear in the movie at all.²* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Ramona to Beezus.²* AllThereInTheScript: Ramona's music teacher is named Mr. Clay, but it's only mentioned in the credits and not in the film itself.²* AwardBaitSong: "Live Like There's No Tomorrow", by Music/SelenaGomez & The Scene.²* BrattyHalfPint: Ramona has her moments, but Willa Jean is the real culprit here.²* CompressedAdaptation: The movie hits on most the major plot events of the entire book series: Ramona's father getting laid off (from "Ramona and her Father"), their house getting renovated (from "Ramona the Brave"), Ramona's runaway attempt (from "Ramona and her Mother"), Ramona throwing up in class (from "Ramona Quimby: Age 8"), Aunt Bea getting married (from "Ramona Forever"), etc.) by making them all happen in a relatively short time period.²* DeadpanSnarker: Mrs. Meachem, Ramona's teacher. As Ramona is a bit young, she doesn't always get it.²* EmbarrassingNickname:²--> '''Beezus''': Who could ever love someone named Beezus?²--> '''Ramona''': Jesus? ²* GoshDarnItToHeck: As in "Ramona the Brave", Ramona is so angry she threatens to say a bad word. So she shouts "GUTS!", but rather than get in trouble, she gets laughed at.²* LampshadeHanging: Near the beginning of the film, Mrs. Quimby says "Henry Huggins? I haven't heard that name in awhile." The Ramona books were a {{Spinoff}} of the ''Literature/HenryHuggins'' series and he was prominently featured in the first few books. His role gradually decreased and by the end, the time when the film is set, he hadn't been mentioned for awhile.²* NeverTrustATrailer: While the movie has a lot of humor in it, the trailers make it seem like a slapstick comedy.²* NewOldFlame: Aunt Bea and Uncle Hobart dated during their school years, and broke up at some point. They rekindle their relationship and are married by the end of the film.²* NonIndicativeTitle: Despite the title being an inversion of the first book's title ("Beezus and Ramona"), that book has the least amount of material used in the movie, and most of the film's plot actually comes from the fourth and seventh books ''Ramona and Her Father'' and ''Ramona Forever''.²* PromotedToLoveInterest: Henry Huggins becomes Beezus's LoveInterest in the movie, even though he rarely appears in the ''Ramona'' books, implying that their friendship has somewhat drifted apart since the events of ''Literature/HenryHuggins'' series.²* RelationshipCompression: Inverted with Uncle Hobart and Aunt Bea. Their relationship in the novels [[OffscreenRomance is developed off-screen]]. Here, they flirt a lot, and are almost always seen together. The movie even shows Hobart proposing to Bea in front of the two families.²* TheRunaway: The attention seeking variety, Ramona tries to run away from home after getting into a fight with her family to "punish" them. She quickly comes back when her parents calmly let her do so.²* ScarilySpecificStory: Ramona comes home from school with a bad report card. That night, Beezus scares her with a story about a monster who feeds on "[[CatchphraseInsult pests]] with bad report cards".²* {{Tagline}}: "A little sister goes a long way."


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