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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  25 March 2011 (USA)
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Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

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Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

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Welcome to the next grade

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mischief | See all certifications »

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Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,476,720 (UK) (27 May 2011)

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$52,691,009 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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Laine MacNeil (Patty Ferrell) did her own singing for her talent show number. See more »

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When Rowley and Greg are at their lockers talking about the party, Rowley speaks but his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: I was thinking I would write her a note.
Rodrick Heffley: Like, one with words in it?
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The animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version, then pans down. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.118 (2011) See more »

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Written by Arni Hjorvar Arnason, Freddie Clayton Cowan, Justin Hayward-Young and Peter Gareth Christopher Robertson
Performed by The Vaccines
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited and Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surprisingly funny
11 June 2011 | by (Dundee, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't see the first movie and only knew of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid because my 7 year old daughter was reading the books. I was a bit apprehensive about the film and thought the best thing that would happen was that I might fall asleep during it.

I was relieved at the beginning to see it was live action rather than animation (yes - I had THAT little knowledge of what I was going to see!) Though there was a bad point at the very beginning where the car draws up with cartoon people inside. For a moment I feared it might be a cartoon/live action combo - but this was a temporary feature that was meant to bind the live characters to the cartoon ones in the book.

The first scenes in the roller skate arena made me wonder if it would just be about kids being horrible to each other. However, as the story developed I was quite captivated - the performances were all good, the story-line well paced, and various parts of the film made me laugh - and I rarely laugh at movies. I am wondering why the mother is pure Sarah Palin - this I will have to Google later. The film was an unexpected treat. It made a rainy day in Scotland a lot better.


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