'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Rated: PG for some rude humor and language

Parent Concerns: If you're the type of parent who abhors scatological humor and can't stand jokes about boogers, farts and other stinky topics (i.e. you probably only have girls), this movie is probably not for you. Seeing as it revolves around a sixth-grade boy's wimpylicious adventures in middle school, the movie's full of boy-targeted silliness. The "rude language" the MPAA's rating description mentions is due to frequent insults like "morons," "tool," "stupid" and "idiot." Oh, and there's a group of high-school-aged bullies who terrorize young middle-schoolers, as well as an older brother who's in a band, wears eye-liner and revels in being a slightly rebellious disappointment to his parents. Overall, there's nothing that makes the PG rating seem off-base.
categories Family Film Guide