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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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Connor Fielding ...
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Manny Heffley
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Patty Farrell
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Grandpa
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Ben Segal
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Coach Malone
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Storyline

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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sequel | diary | boy | brother | school | See All (26) »

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Welcome to the next grade

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,751,502, 27 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,698,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,417,394
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The director's parents can be seen in the church scene and also Robert Capron (Rowley Jefferson)'s dad is sitting next to Robert's screen dad. See more »

Goofs

At the talent show, after Greg and Rowley's performance. Holly goes backstage to talk with Greg, immediately after that shot it shows Loded Diper playing and it show a shot of the audiences; Holly is back at her seat in a matter of seconds. 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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Crazy Credits

As with the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid, no opening credits aside from the movie's title are shown. See more »

Connections

References Better Off Dead... (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Memory
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot
Performed by Monique Donnelly
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Surprisingly funny
11 June 2011 | by 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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