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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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19 March 2010 (USA)  »

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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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Fregley's Halloween costume was a cross between a donkey and a unicorn. See more »

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As Greg and Rowley are forced to eat on the floor, a milk carton lands on Greg's tray when two guys empty their trash. When Fregley comes to sit with them, the milk carton is gone. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: I need something to make me a class favorite.
Angie Steadman: What about class favorites?
Greg Heffley: Don't you ever say hi or hello before you start talking?
Rowley Jefferson: [waves] Hi!
Angie Steadman: Hello.
Rowley Jefferson: Greg is only here because he wants to get into.
Greg Heffley: [interrupts] Rowley! I was just saying that I would really like to nail these people because it's so obvious they're only doing these activities to get into the yearbook.
Angie Steadman: You know, I like your point of view. You should sign up for the school paper. We are the voice of the people. Well, the people are ...
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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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MORE THAN I CAN DO (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
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Fantastic coming-of-age film...
27 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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