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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 where Greg and Rowley are walking the kindergartners, Pete Hosey and his friend drive by, slowly looking at them all standing in a line. In the next scene when Greg and Rowley are laughing about not getting caught, the kindergartners are in a different order. See more »

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Greg Heffley: 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!
Angie Steadman: 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.
Rowley Jefferson: You girls get to jump rope. What are you doing hiding?
Angie Steadman: 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....
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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 Election (1999) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore) and Joey Katsaros
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well i've seen worse adult films.
24 July 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My son likes these books and had me sit down and watch this with him. He said he liked it a lot and it was very similar to what was going on in print. Chloe Moretz and Steve Zahn round out the cast that shows the ups and downs of a boy and his best friend as they journey into middle school for the first time. Apparently there is a sequel in the works for the second book in the series due out in 2011. Needless to say my son is highly anticipating seeing that one as well. I thought it was a cute movie although more for his age group. In fact it was enjoyable and find the more stuff on his level i am watching lately i am enjoying more then the garbage that Hollywwod is putting out, how sad is that?


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