• Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

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Release Date: March 19th, 2010

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2010

PG|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Middle school is not an enjoyable experience for preteen Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) but a horrid ordeal of social land-mines that he must bear. To do so, he devises schemes to win him the recognition and status he feels he deserves -- all of which fail miserably. Greg chronicles his misadventures, thoughts and opinions in a diary to prepare for the day that he will no longer have to put up with nonsense.

Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Steve Zahn, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Genres: Family, Comedy

Production Co: Color Force

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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  • 40

    On the page, it's a funny little snapshot of the preteen mind, ruled by prevailing forces of fear and aggression, yet still given to silliness and lowbrow yuks. In a movie, however, Greg's thoughts are made painfully literal, so instead of being a reflection of his hyperactive imagination, they're grotesque cartoons standing in for real life. show more

  • The movie has workmanlike, uninspired direction from Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs), who gets an especially lovely performance from Capron. show more

  • A likable movie for kids that will make adults chuckle as well because of the movie's key ingredient -- wit. show more

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