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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  3 August 2012 (USA)
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School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer?

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School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer?

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$14,623,599 (USA) (3 August 2012)

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$49,002,815 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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David Bowers:  As the Lil' Cutie writer's son, seen in the hotel room's television report. See more »

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Wimpy Kid tackles summer in Dog Days
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were a major hit, the movies never really seemed to hit all that big, but surprisingly have been doing just well enough under the radar to keep the series alive. The latest entry Dog Days brings back all the favorites, combining the third and fourth books in the series, but will it continue to deliver the fun of these characters or will their age slowly start becoming a factor finally close the book on the film series? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days follows Greg as he hatches a plan to win the girl of his dreams during the summer, but as usual nothing is as simple as it seems for Greg Heffley. There aren't too many films like this that can entertain the adults just as much as the kids, but the Wimpy Kid series does just that. The stories are pretty simple and light on content, but carry just enough fun to keep everyone entertained. This latest entry works really well having numerous laugh out loud moments. While still not quite as entertaining as the first film in the series it does manage to step things up to entertain more than the last film Roderick Rules. All the original cast return and yes the kids are getting bigger, but thanks to the age they starting making these films, everyone is still believable in the grade they are mean to be in. There are a few characters here and there that just aren't all that well acted, but you somehow can let it go thanks to the fun you get with your leads. Sadly there just aren't enough of fan favorites Fregley and Chirag.

If you're looking for that fun film to take the family too without having to suffer through another cartoon or weird princess film, then this is a must see. While it helps to see the other films just to know the characters, you can pretty much watch this as a standalone film. Turn off your brain and have some family fun. No word if another film will becoming for this franchise, but there are still two other books to work from, so we can only hope.

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