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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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The adventures of a 12 year old who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

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Storyline

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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,126,166, 21 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,003,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,700,498
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where they're having breakfast Ice Age is playing in the background. See more »

Goofs

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

Greg Heffley: Rowley, if you had to say what you were ranked in terms of popularity from one to two hundred, where would you put yourself?
Rowley Jefferson: Is two hundred good or bad?
Greg Heffley: I'd say you're somewhere around the 154 mark. I'd put myself around number 19 or 20. I might even have a shot at the top spot by the end of the year. If things will go the way I think they will.
Rowley Jefferson: Who's at the bottom?
Fregley: Hey, guys! Wanna see my secret freckle?
Greg HeffleyRowley Jefferson: [both groan]
Greg Heffley: [narrating] Fregley, sent home for hygiene issues at least once a month.
Fregley: Check ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

COBRASTYLE
Written by Joakim Åhlund (as Joakim Frans Ahlund), Klas Ahlund (as Klas Frans Ahlund), Patrik Arve (as Patrik Knut Arve), Mad Cobra (as Ewart Everton Brown), Troy Rami, Fabian Torsson, David Parker and Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm (as Teddybears) feat. Mad Cobra
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
(contains an interpolation of "Mad Cash Money")
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More enjoyable than I expected
30 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Unlike most movies dealing with adolescence (especially in school), this one doesn't preach or condescend. And it doesn't try too hard to be a good movie, or take itself seriously (at least not too seriously). What's more: the movie is (mostly) unpredictable. Especially fun is the moldy cheese sequence! It would have been nice to get to know the parents a little more. One quibble though: What exactly is the purpose of Chloe Moretz's character? She seems to only be around to give these two boys advice (or something like that). It's never explained what kind of person she is. Anyway, if you found your middle school years to be anything but satisfying, you will not only enjoy the picture, but relate to it as well.

*** out of ****


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