Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

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20th Century Fox Released 2010

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Released:
2010
Rating:
PG
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the live action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel series about a witty sixth-grader. The movie stars Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley, the so-called wimpy kid, in his first year at middle school. He thinks middle school is the dumbest thing ever, but he's sure he'll be the most popular kid. He has schemes up his sleeve to conquer the land of cooties, bullies, mockery, and disastrous sleepover events. He tries to get voted Òclass favoriteÓ in the yearbook, but his attempts backfire. Terrorized by teenagers and older brothers, Greg survives it with the aid of his best and hopelessly dorky friend Rowley (Robert Capron). However, despite his nerdiness, Rowley has better luck with popularity and gets names school cartoonist. Their friendship takes a final hit when Rowley has to take the fall for Greg's mistake during Safety Patrol. The feud ends only after a series of events involving a cootie-causing hunk of cheese, and they end up in the yearbook, not as Òclass favorite,Ó but as Òcutest friends.Ó Though Greg insists Òit's not a diary, it's a journal!Ó his wise-cracking narrative captures the trials of cool as a middle-schooler sees them.moreless

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

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

  • 70

    Variety

    It's a spry, fluffy comedy.

  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There is nothing wrong with the story itself, but the tone is grating and the pacing sluggish. Episodes that might be howlingly funny on the page turn weirdly gross and sadistic on...

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    Comedy, Kids

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    make it a family night, observational humor, pressures of middle school, child stars, Tweens