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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.

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Thor Freudenthal

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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 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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Wimp is in! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Greg Heffley: Trust me, you can't recover from social suicide.
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Crazy Credits

The 75th Anniversary variant of the animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version. The word "CENTURY" appears to be shaded. 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 »

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Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory D. Camp), Steve Harwell (as Steven Scott Harwell) and Paul Gerald Delisle
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Enjoyable and lovely
19 August 2010 | by scottshak_111See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the movie. The movie depicts the life of a teen Greg (Zachary Gordon) who has his issues of longing to be famous in the middle school.He ranks himself 19 on the popularity list.He has a dream to fulfill.He considers his previous friends 'who were not able to grow up' according to him ... morons and tries to maintain his standard by keeping his distance from the infamous.His best friend Rowley however though weird in his ways,as Greg considers him 'still not Middle school ready',keeps on posing a threat to his popularity position. Chloe Moretz has a wonderful role herself in the movie however her appearance is short.But the story is however about the wimpy kid and hence that becomes justified.There are a lot of funny moments in the movie and you would smile every now and then on their innocence.There is one another character Fregley- Greg places him at the last position in the popularity list. There is this funny moment wherein whoever touches the piece of stale cheese is considered to have THE CHEESE TOUCH. Whoever touches that person takes with himself the cheese touch.Even a cockroach was concerned about its dignity. No matter how hard he tries he always gets branded every now and then as the douche.Eventually however Greg learns that it really doesn't matter if one is on the top of the popularity list in the school but what matters the most is being on the top of the list of your best friends. A little act of genius and sacrifice vindicates him eventually. I found the movie totally enjoyable as guys we were kids once remember after all ! We used to consider some little and petty things as important, didn't we ? The sequel to the movie - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules is set to hit the theaters in March 2011 and I'm looking forward to it as well. The movie was really cute and I wish everyone watches it although I'll give it a 6 as it wasn't excellent though but the movie is highly recommended if you want to relive a part of your past.


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