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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.

Director:

David Bowers

Writers:

Gabe Sachs (screenplay), Jeff Judah (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Gordon ... Greg Heffley
Devon Bostick ... Rodrick Heffley
Rachael Harris ... Susan Heffley
Robert Capron ... Rowley Jefferson
Steve Zahn ... Frank Heffley
Connor Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Peyton List ... Holly Hills
Karan Brar ... Chirag
Laine MacNeil Laine MacNeil ... Patty Farrell
Grayson Russell ... Fregley
Terence Kelly ... Grandpa
Fran Kranz ... Bill
Bryce Hodgson ... Ben Segal
Andrew McNee ... Coach Malone
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

sequel | diary | boy | brother | school | See All (26) »

Taglines:

Welcome to the next grade

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peyton List and Robert Capton had previously starred in The Sorcerors Apprentice (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Greg's Gym class is playing soccer and Coach Malone shouts at them you can see the players running with the ball straight at them, parralell from the other goal. However Greg and his friends run across the field towards an unmarked Patty, who kicks it into the net. This would mean that the nets are not parallel to each other. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: Mom, it's Mrs. Gillman from the PTA.
Susan Heffley: Tell her I'm not here!
Greg Heffley: But that would be lying and I don't do that anymore.
[on phone]
Greg Heffley: I'm sorry, Mrs. Gillman, but my mom isn't in the house right now
[Susan stands outside in the rain]
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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

Spoofed in Diary of a Wimpy Alien: Predator Rules (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart Heart Heartbreak
Written by Sam Hollander (as Samuel Hollander), Dave Katz (as David Anthony Katz) and Martin Johnson
Performed by Boys Like Girls
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Liked it better than the first!
30 March 2011 | by janaiwalterSee all my reviews

My kids, ages 7 and 4, loved the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, and couldn't wait to see this one. I really liked it too, so I was actually looking forward to this new one. I was not disappointed, and neither were my kids! It had us all laughing! As much as we liked the first one, we liked this one even more! I'm even already looking forward to seeing it again! I'm not sure why people are so hard on this movie, as it is a kids' movie...I'm not sure what they are looking for. I wasn't expecting anything huge from it, just to be entertained, which I was, and both of my kids loved it! If you are expecting an Oscar performance with a deep story line, this isn't a movie for you. However, if you want to take your kids to a funny movie that as an adult you can enjoy as well, I highly recommend this movie!


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