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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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$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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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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Angie Steadman: Hey Rowley! Congratulations.
Rowley Jefferson: Thanks!
Angie Steadman: No problem. You know, I read all the submissions and yours was by far the best.
[looks at Greg]
Angie Steadman: I read yours, too.
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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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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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Mildly disappointing
22 March 2010 | by (New Orleans LA) – See all my reviews

The film was similar to "A Christmas Story" in relating the troubled life of a 'tween in school, but came nowhere close to being on the same level. I was disappointed.

Steve Zahn was just bizarre as the father. Not really funny--just strange. Some of the situations were very promising, but the comic potential was not fully realized. Through about the first hour, I smiled occasionally. But then I thought the film was really going to take off, with the scene about auditions for The Wizard of Oz. But that potential just fizzled out.

I am wondering if the film was directed solely toward pre-adolescents. Maybe they would think this film is hilarious. I found it to be pleasant, but not something I would recommend to anyone, and it's not really a film I'd care to see again.


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