• Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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, Chloë Grace Moretz, Steve Zahn, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: Color Force

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Friendship, Amusing, Growing up, 2010s, Playful, Underdog, Cheeky, Family, Friend, Father, Mother, Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's nimble, bright and funny. It doesn't dumb down. It doesn't patronize. It knows something about human nature. show more

  • 40
    NPR

    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

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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