Jeremy of WGTC wrote, "I’m not even sure if kids would enjoy Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. It’s extremely hyper and at times almost hard to follow thanks to Judy, the protagonist who’s moody, irritating and downright weird; all at such a young age. Heather Graham provides the only real acting in the film and even her character; Aunt Opal is a bit on the wild side. Judy Moody is a modern kid’s flick that bypasses any roots of traditional filmmaking with on screen idea planning, quick cuts and general sense of confusion. Films sure have changed since I was a kid!"