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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  19 March 2010 (USA)
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The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in Middle School, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

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

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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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At the Mother & Son Sweetheart dance, as Greg walks over to the refreshment table to talk to Rowley, a woman is at the refreshment table dumping a bowl full of candy into her purse. See more »

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Greg takes Manny off the toilet, who leaves on the right. Susan is carrying Manny, but she comes from the left. See more »

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[Rowley is walking with his backpack on. Greg stops him]
Greg Heffley: Stop. You look like one of the seven dwarves. Always wear one strap. One strap is cool.
Rowley Jefferson: Then why do they put two straps instead of one?
Greg Heffley: [walking] Because the people who make backpacks aren't cool.
Greg Heffley: [stops walking] You know what has one strap? Machine guns. You know what else? Electric guitars.
Greg Heffley: [continues walking] You know what else?
Rowley Jefferson: Purses?
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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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References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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WE THREE TREES
Music by Deborah Ellen and Rachael Lawrence
Lyrics by Jeff Kinney, Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Deborah Ellen and Rachael Lawrence
Performed by L.J. Benet (uncredited)
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Fantastic coming-of-age film...
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I've been wanting to see this film for quite sometime, and was happy that I was able to finally see it today.

I thought it was a fantastic coming-of-age film, and one that was quite underrated.

This little Hollywood indy film is adapted from the novel by Jeff Kinney of the same name, and it follows the journey of Greg Heffley. A boy who has just entered middle school. I have not read the novel, but I thought it was quite well written for the screen, regardless of the occasional cheesy dialogue. It's a simple story, but told really well. The events throughout the film all contribute to the character development well, with a good mixture of comedy and drama.

The characters were all really great, and you can really connect with Greg as everyone has gone through the hell hole known as school. So it has great resonance with all ages. The only character i really didn't like was the dad. Stupid and pretty much just put there to fill the dad role. If you're going to have an empty character then don't put him in there.

The acting was all quite good. Young Zachary Gordon was very impressive as Greg, as well as Robert Capron as Rowley and Grayson Russell as the goofy Fregley.

Overall a really good Coming-of-age movie, and if you are a fan of this genre then you will very much enjoy it.


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