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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 and in elementary, 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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Rated PG for some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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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

In the Christmas scene where Greg throws a football at Rowley as he is riding down the hill, Zachary Gordon didn't actually throw the ball. He just pretended to throw it during filming and the ball was added later on as a visual effect. See more »

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When Rowley hands Greg the Zoo Wee Mama comic he says "I put you in the comic this week." It's just the one with the acid puddle and squirrel with no change from the original drawing he made at Greg's house. See more »

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Greg Heffley: [looking at class favorites] The class favorites.
[opening the section]
Greg Heffley: They're the best in their class. These people aren't nobodies. They're famous. They don't have to worry about getting a seat in the cafeteria, either. Check this out. There's tons of things I qualify for: "Most Likely to Succeed", "Best Looking", "Class Clown". They should just give that to me right now.
Rowley Jefferson: Don't you have to be funny for that?
[spotting something in the section]
Rowley Jefferson: Hey! We can try for cutest friends!
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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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Referenced in Mad: ArTHOR/The Big Fang Theory (2011) See more »

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NEVER MISS A BEAT
Written by Nick Baines (as Nicholas Matthew Baines), Nick Hodgson (as Nicholas James David Hodgson), Simon Rix (as James Simon Rix) ,Andrew White (as Andrew Robert White) and Ricky Wilson (as Charles Richard Wilson)
Performed by the Kaiser Chiefs
Courtesy of Universal Records / B-Unique Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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