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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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Greg and Rodrick don't get along, and his parents are fully aware of that. In order to help them get along, Greg's mother introduces Mom Bucks, which rewards them for getting along. But Rodrick isn't the only problem. He has to deal with any conflicts involving Holly Hills, as well as other embarrassing situations. Will Greg and Rodrick get along? Written by gamergcfan

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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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Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,751,502 (USA) (25 March 2011)

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$52,691,009 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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Trivia

Jeff Kinney: During the church scene, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series can be seen as Holly's father, walking into the church with her. See more »

Goofs

During Heather's party, while Rodrick is singing, Heather attempts to hit Rodrick with a microphone stand. She misses, swings around and hits the chocolate fountain. It somehow falls away from her, yet as it crashes to the ground, it immediately covers Heather and her friend with chocolate. 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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As with the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid, no opening credits aside from the movie's title are shown. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.2 (2011) See more »

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Written by Sammy James Jr. (as Samuel J. Buonaugurio) and Tyler G. Ochs
Performed by The Mooney Suzuki (as Mooney Suzuki)
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group, Inc.
(o/b/o Electric Sweat)
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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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