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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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Comedy | Family

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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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Trivia

In the book, the message on the door after the party is "Hi Rodrick!". See more »

Goofs

When Rodrick prints the "100 Years Ago" essay for Greg, there shouldn't be a grade on it because it's from a saved document from the computer. Therefore, Mr. Huff shouldn't have been able to find out that Greg did not write his own paper. See more »

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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 Breakfast: Episode dated 25 May 2011 (2011) See more »

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JUMP IN THE LINE (DEETOWN REMIX)
Written by Ralph de Leon, Raymond Bell, Gabriel Oller and Steve Samuel
Performed by Karl Zéro & The Wailers
Remixed by DeeTown
Courtesy of naïve
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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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