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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 ... 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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How to be cool 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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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

In the scene right before Rowley asks Greg if he "Wants to come over and play", Greg walks out, and you see a girl walking down the stairs behind him. When they show Rowley, the girl is again seen coming out of the school. See more »

Quotes

Angie Steadman: [laughing] You rejected the school paper, but you joined the Safety Patrol. Are you working your way down the evolutionary ladder?
Greg Heffley: What?
Angie Steadman: Look, Safety Patrol is the lowest of the low.
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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 (1980) See more »

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O.K. MR. HILLBILLY
Written by Ron Henley
Courtesy of APM
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More enjoyable than I expected
30 March 2011 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

Unlike most movies dealing with adolescence (especially in school), this one doesn't preach or condescend. And it doesn't try too hard to be a good movie, or take itself seriously (at least not too seriously). What's more: the movie is (mostly) unpredictable. Especially fun is the moldy cheese sequence! It would have been nice to get to know the parents a little more. One quibble though: What exactly is the purpose of Chloe Moretz's character? She seems to only be around to give these two boys advice (or something like that). It's never explained what kind of person she is. Anyway, if you found your middle school years to be anything but satisfying, you will not only enjoy the picture, but relate to it as well.

*** out of ****


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