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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


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar  »

Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Karan Brar's father Harry Brar and Robert Capron's father Robert Capron Sr. made cameo appearances in the audience at the talent show. See more »


At the retirement home when Greg is talking with Holly, an elderly man in yellow passes in front of them. In the nest shot he appears behind them. See more »


Bill Walter: Hey, no hard feelings, right?
Rodrick Heffley: Hey, Bill, you know what? After tonight, you're out of the band!
Bill Walter: What?
Rodrick Heffley: That's rock and roll, bro.
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Crazy Credits

The animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version, then pans down. See more »


References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


Written by Mercedes Lander, Morgan Lander (as Morgan Lee Lander), Tara Kathleen McLeod and Ivy Vujic
Performed by Kittie
Courtesy of Entertainment One
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Same song - second verse
26 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Same song - second verse... Of course that doesn't mean it is bad. Some songs have a better second verse. I liked this movie. I find it hard not to like the family in this movie. I'm a school teacher and this book series is extremely popular with 8-12 year olds. I watched the first movie and found it to be better than I would have expected. This movie didn't give me the same feeling. Maybe the surprise was over or maybe it wasn't as good a storyline, but I like the first movie better. I noticed my kids didn't laugh as much during this movie and they both said they liked the first one better, but they were glad they saw Rodick Rules, of course they are both fans of the book series. If you have kids that are into this series then you need to take them to see the movie. I'm sure they will thank you for it.

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