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
19 March 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Diário de um Banana
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Opening Weekend: $22,126,166
(19 March 2010)
(13 August 2010)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
All of the children did their own singing in the audition scene on stage for the school play, except Greg Heffley. See more
When Greg first enters class on the first day of school, Greg Heffley is written on the blackboard. In the next shot, it is gone. In the shot after that, he writes his name on the board. See more
We'll hide here for the rest of class because I'm not playing that game! It's not fair. He's got all the neanderthals on the same team. It's barbaric!
It's completely barbaric. This place is an intellectual wasteland. But it's nice to meet a person more interested in his mind than his body.
You girls get to jump rope. What are you doing hiding?
Avoiding the pain. It all starts in middle school, you know? You're not a kid anymore. The coddling has stopped. Kids are now separated by intelligence....
Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more
WHEN THEY FIGHT, THEY FIGHT
Written by Edward Joyner
(as Edward Bartlett Joyner) and Grant Widmer
(as Grant Evan Widmer)
Performed by The Generationals
Courtesy of Park The Van Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music See more