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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Greg Heffley
... Rowley Jefferson
... Susan Heffley
... Frank Heffley
... Manny Heffley
... Manny Heffley
... Rodrick Heffley
... Angie Steadman
... Chirag Gupta
... Fregley
... Patty Farrell
... Collin
... Coach Malone
... Mrs. Norton
... 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 »

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Comedy | Family

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

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie  »

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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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All of the children did their own singing in the audition scene on stage for the school play, except Greg Heffley. See more »

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In the scene when Greg runs out of Fregley's house, he leaves the door open. In the next shot, when he is hugging his dad, the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

Frank Heffley: I think Dorothy deserved it.
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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 »


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UP ROCK (SLOW VERSION)
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore) and Joey Katsaros
Performed by Ali Dee and Deekompressors (as The Deekompressors)
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"Run, don't walk to take your kids to see this"
19 March 2010 | by See 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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