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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

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

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

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

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Although the movie is set during the summer holidays, fall foliage is clearly visible throughout the film. 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

Just like the original and sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »

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Featured in The Big Review: Summer Trailer Park Series (2012) See more »

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The Good Life
Written and Performed by Tim Myers
Courtesy of Palladium Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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It's not as funny as its predecessors, but this series still delivers
10 August 2012 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

If you're a fan of the first 2 movies, you'll probably like this one, but somehow, the word "hilarity" doesn't much apply this time around. Maybe it's because Greg has gotten a little older, or maybe the scope of the movie is bigger, or maybe it's because Greg's family aren't seen much this time. Or maybe it's because nothing in Greg's life this time around seems to be truly at stake. Whatever the reason, the movie is slightly less funny. But the movie does have some interesting ideas, so I guess it's still worth the ticket price. Just don't keep your hopes up high, at least not in the laughs department.

*** out of ****


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