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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  19 March 2010 (USA)
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Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth grade student.

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To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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19 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Diário de um Banana  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£671,161 (UK) (27 August 2010)

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£2,522,578 (UK) (1 October 2010)
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When Greg and Rowley are outside building the snowman, they fix up the snowman to look like he was peeing in the snow. See more »

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A witch decoration by the stairs in the Heffley house is moving around. In another shot, the witch is still. If you look carefully when Greg and Rowley are outside, the witch is moving again. See more »

Quotes

Angie Steadman: [laughing] You rejected the school paper, but you joined the Safety Patrol. Are you working your way down the evolutionary ladder?
Greg Heffley: What?
Angie Steadman: Look, Safety Patrol is the lowest of the low.
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The 75th Anniversary variant of the animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version. The word "CENTURY" appears to be shaded. See more »

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WHEN THEY FIGHT, THEY FIGHT
Written by Edward Bartlett Joyner and Grant Widmer (as Grant Evan Widmer)
Performed by Generationals
Courtesy of Park The Van Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Outrageously awful.
18 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very poor, inaccurate depiction of middle school, this pathetic take on a children's book series deserves two thumbs down. I would have given it 1 star if there wasn't that slight comedy to it. WIth disturbingly bad actors, disturbing corniness, and a story that is one of the biggest lies of the century, this is the downright stupidest movie I have ever seen. Zachary Gordon, a young kid actor, plays the main character, Greg Heffley. The ghetto- style middle school in the middle of a typical suburban town makes it all the more inaccurate. Every single kid in the movie acts like a nerd, even if they are not supposed to be one. Greg is pathetically misguided and says everything in the most idiotic, sarcastic, trying-to-sound-serious tone possible. As well, the brain-wrenching soundtrack makes it all the worse. Please, for the love of God, don't watch this awful excuse for a movie.


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