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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

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Greg and Rodrick don't get along, and his parents are fully aware of that. In order to help them get along, Greg's mother introduces Mom Bucks, which rewards them for getting along. But Rodrick isn't the only problem. He has to deal with any conflicts involving Holly Hills, as well as other embarrassing situations. Will Greg and Rodrick get along? Written by gamergcfan

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Welcome to the next grade

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

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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,751,502, 27 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,698,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,417,394
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Trivia

Jeff Kinney: During the church scene, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series can be seen as Holly's father, walking into the church with her. See more »

Goofs

At the Roller Rink when Greg and Rowley are doing their handshake it shows different people in the background in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: [narrating] On weekends, I try to stay as far away from my brothers as possible. But on Sunday morning, I have no choice.
[Greg and his family step out of the car once they arrived at the church]
Manny Heffley: Poopy!
Greg Heffley: Huh?
[Greg looks down at his pants]
Susan Heffley: [offscreen] Greg! It looks like he has a candy bar on there.
[camera points to candy bar on the car seat]
Greg Heffley: Manny!
[Rodrick puts candy wrapper in his pocket]
Susan Heffley: Frank, you're gonna have to do something.
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Crazy Credits

As with the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid, no opening credits aside from the movie's title are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 25 May 2011 (2011) See more »

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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by DJ's Choice
Courtesy of Drew's Entertainment
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Surprisingly funny
11 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I didn't see the first movie and only knew of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid because my 7 year old daughter was reading the books. I was a bit apprehensive about the film and thought the best thing that would happen was that I might fall asleep during it.

I was relieved at the beginning to see it was live action rather than animation (yes - I had THAT little knowledge of what I was going to see!) Though there was a bad point at the very beginning where the car draws up with cartoon people inside. For a moment I feared it might be a cartoon/live action combo - but this was a temporary feature that was meant to bind the live characters to the cartoon ones in the book.

The first scenes in the roller skate arena made me wonder if it would just be about kids being horrible to each other. However, as the story developed I was quite captivated - the performances were all good, the story-line well paced, and various parts of the film made me laugh - and I rarely laugh at movies. I am wondering why the mother is pure Sarah Palin - this I will have to Google later. The film was an unexpected treat. It made a rainy day in Scotland a lot better.


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