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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

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The adventures of a 12 year old who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Director:

Thor Freudenthal

Writers:

Jackie Filgo (screenplay), Jeff Filgo (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Gordon ... Greg Heffley
Robert Capron ... Rowley Jefferson
Rachael Harris ... Susan Heffley
Steve Zahn ... Frank Heffley
Connor Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Devon Bostick ... Rodrick Heffley
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Angie Steadman
Karan Brar ... Chirag Gupta
Grayson Russell ... Fregley
Laine MacNeil ... Patty Farrell
Alex Ferris ... Collin
Andrew McNee ... Coach Malone
Belita Moreno ... Mrs. Norton
Rob LaBelle ... Mr. Winsky
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Storyline

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,126,166, 21 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,003,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,700,498
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the camera eases in on Chirag getting bullied by the two kids while Greg is introducing him, there is a teacher in the background who does not seem to be stopping the bullies. See more »

Goofs

Some of the foam from the fire extinguisher is sprayed onto Greg. Two shots later, Greg is clean. See more »

Quotes

Rodrick Heffley: Get off, Baby Hippo!
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Crazy Credits

Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The word "crappy" in Rodrick's sentence is changed to "queasy" when aired on Disney Channel. See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

WE THREE TREES
Music by Deborah Ellen and Rachael Lawrence
Lyrics by Jeff Kinney, Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Deborah Ellen and Rachael Lawrence
Performed by L.J. Benet (uncredited)
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"Run, don't walk to take your kids to see this"
19 March 2010 | by peme-1See all my reviews

My son has been waiting for this movie for months, so as to not disappoint, off we went expecting a lukewarm kiddie movie. NOT THE CASE!!! My husband and I laughed often and loudly. As a elementary physical education teacher, I really enjoyed the take on the middle school coach. It was a charming, off beat and entertaining. It was also especially timely, since my son heads off to middle school next year. I left the theatre and called my other teacher-moms with children that loved this series and told them to run, don't walk to see this. Great story,surprisingly clean and enjoyable. Not your typical kids movie. My son told me as we left the movie that the story didn't exactly follow the books, but as we all know, they never do. The transition from a cartoon book to on-screen real life people was wonderful! This will join our home library when it comes out. And "yes" I do plan on buying my son a shirt with our faces screened on that says "I love my Mommy" for his first day of middle school. Well, only if he gets out of line between now and then ; )


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