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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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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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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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In the scene when Greg runs out of Fregley's house, he leaves the door open. In the next shot, when he is hugging his dad, the door is closed. See more »

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Chirag Gupta: Good God, man. You almost got the Cheese Touch!
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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
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By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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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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