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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 August 2012 (USA)
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School's out. Summer vacation is on. However, Greg may not have the best summer vacation ever. What could go wrong?

Director:

David Bowers

Writers:

Maya Forbes (screenplay by), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Gordon ... Greg Heffley
Steve Zahn ... Frank Heffley
Robert Capron ... Rowley Jefferson
Devon Bostick ... Rodrick Heffley
Rachael Harris ... Susan Heffley
Peyton List ... Holly Hills
Grayson Russell ... Fregley
Karan Brar ... Chirag Gupta
Laine MacNeil ... Patty Farrell
Connor Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Melissa Roxburgh ... Heather Hills
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Stan Warren
Terence Kelly ... Grandpa Heffley
Bronwen Smith ... Mrs. Jefferson
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Storyline

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 gamergcfan

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Usla utsikter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,623,599, 5 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,008,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,112,176
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first time that Greg and Holly Hills hold hands. See more »

Goofs

The hand on the spinner constantly changes places throughout the scene in which Greg and Rowley's family play a board game. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: [seeing yearbook photo of Greg when he was a much younger kid] What the heck?
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Crazy Credits

Each main character is showcased in a montage during the end credits, with much of the footage taken from the first 2 movies in the series. See more »

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Spoofed in Diary of a Wimpy Alien: War Dog Days (2017) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Alana Da Fonseca, Sari Howard, Jordan Yaeger and Rachel Rickert
Performed by Rae
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Disappointing, fine for 8 to 11 year-olds
15 August 2012 | by speculatrixSee all my reviews

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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