Summer vacation started, and Greg has his own way to enjoy it with video games. However, his father wants him to go outside and stop playing video games, and his mother has her own plans, including a reading club. In addition, Greg can't get along with his father. The only thing they have in common is the hatred for the Lil Cutie Comics. Things only get worse after the stay at the beachside cabin goes totally wrong. Will anything go right? At least there's Holly Hills.Written by
Greg Heffley does a couple of things Mr. Bean did. Such as, being scared to go off the high dive, with a younger person next in line. They both go off and lose their trousers. Also, they go through 100 possibilities of a phone number. See more »
The hand on the spinner constantly changes places throughout the scene in which Greg and Rowley's family play a board game. See more »
Executive summary: Only my eight year old son enjoyed it of the four of us, my six year old daughter found it only funny in places but with too much dialogue and not enough action, and my wife and I found it only mildly amusing.
This was a disappointing movie, once you've seen the trailer you don't need to see the movie.
The scenarios were built so slowly and the humour so obvious by the time it peaked the joke would be too late, or the moral over played, and a lot of the time I found I was only paying attention to see if I could second guess what would happen next.
The characters were pretty flat and shallow, even for a movie of this type, and the dialogue quite predictable.
The movie could have been packed into half the length without losing too much, and really could have been a straight-to-DVD release or even straight-to-TV movie.
Overall if I'd paid more than a few pounds or dollars in the bargain DVD bucket I'd feel I wasted my money, as it is paying GB£20 (about US$30) at the cinema for a family ticket left me feeling robbed.
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