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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 teenager 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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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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It's Not A Diary. It's A Movie. See more »

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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,126,166 (USA) (19 March 2010)

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$64,001,297 (USA) (13 August 2010)
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Trivia

Before Zachary Gordon was cast as Greg Heffley, he was celebrating his eleventh birthday. His birthday wish was to get the part. See more »

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Greg goes down on his popularity chart from 19 to 72. The 19th place would then be vacant. Rowley later fills the 19th spot. Greg later goes down from 72 to 202. The 72nd spot is vacant, but it is not filled because Greg is in spot 202 of 201. See more »

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Greg Heffley: Like today, l heard someone in the hallway say that Bryce Anderson has a cute butt. What does that even mean?
Rowley Jefferson: A butt can't be cute, it's a butt!
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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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MORE THAN I CAN DO (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
Written, Performed and Courtesy of Scott Kinney
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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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