The President Has To Sit Through ‘Judy Moody’ This Weekend

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The ProjectorJune 10, 2011
We love Malia and Sasha, but someone needs to show them some better movies. Relativity Media
We love Malia and Sasha, but someone needs to show them some better movies. Relativity Media

We are not parents, so we cannot speak directly to the entertainment endeavors you're forced to sit through with your kids. But we've heard. One friend says that for the first four years after he and his wife had a child, no matter what the circumstances, he fell asleep to the sounds of the Wiggles runninng around his head, and that he had a recurring dream that the dog from "Blue's Clues" was trying to kill him. [shiver]

It is somewhat reassuring that the leader of the free world is not immune from this. 24 Frames reports that the White House asked Relativity Media for a print of "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer" to be screened this weekend:

The film is scheduled to arrive Friday, the same day the movie opens in theaters. Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10, are exactly the right age for the movie
that chronicles the exploits of a precocious third-grader and her
younger brother, nicknamed "Stink." Unfortunately, early reviews have
not been kind.

The reviews haven't been kind, but the issue is less with the quality of the film (though it is bad) and more with its stubborn resistence to even throw a bone the way of parental sensibilities. We said it made us to hide under our seat, and Roger Ebert wrote, "I doubt many parents would enjoy it much, and I can't see grown-ups attending unless they're on duty." The President is never off duty, it seems. As if the job isn't hard enough. If he makes it through "Judy Moody" without nodding off or excusing himself every five minutes for "official executive business," fixing the economy should be a snap.

'Judy Moody' goes to the White House [24 Frames]