This was basically my main feeling about the family movie. A real thumb-twiddler. The movie that basically lacks any real association with any genre--it's neither drama, nor comedy, nor action film, etc.--had a sporadic theater stint and is now finding its way to DVD stands.
If this release was during wintertime, this movie wouldn't stand a chance. Not just because it has "summer" in its title, but because of the significant thumb-twiddler quality. Summertime for youngsters is prime for relaxation. It's a movie that doesn't need to keep you on the edge of your seat, because it's objective is to keep you slumped far into the back of your chair. Not just any chair. No. A Plumm Summer wants you deep into a thick-cushioned, plush recliner; drinks for the armrest cooler, sold separately.