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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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The adventures of a 12 year old who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

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Manny Heffley
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Coach Malone
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Mr. Winsky
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To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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19 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,126,166, 21 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,003,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,700,498
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Trivia

Before Zachary Gordon was cast as Greg Heffley, he was celebrating his eleventh birthday. His birthday wish was to get the part. See more »

Goofs

When Greg is confessing to Rowley about scaring the smaller children, the hallway is busy with a woman in red quickly approaching them. A second later, the hall is empty and the woman has vanished. Then she reappears and brushes past Rowley. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: Rowley, if you had to say what you were ranked in terms of popularity from one to two hundred, where would you put yourself?
Rowley Jefferson: Is two hundred good or bad?
Greg Heffley: I'd say you're somewhere around the 154 mark. I'd put myself around number 19 or 20. I might even have a shot at the top spot by the end of the year. If things will go the way I think they will.
Rowley Jefferson: Who's at the bottom?
Fregley: Hey, guys! Wanna see my secret freckle?
Greg HeffleyRowley Jefferson: [both groan]
Greg Heffley: [narrating] Fregley, sent home for hygiene issues at least once a month.
Fregley: Check ...
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Crazy Credits

The 75th Anniversary variant of the animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version. The word "CENTURY" appears to be shaded. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME
Written by Caleb Turman, Austin Bello, Jonathan Cook, Kent Garrison,
Kyle Burns, Marc Stewart and Shep Goodman
Performed by Forever the Sickest Kids
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Mildly disappointing
22 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

The film was similar to "A Christmas Story" in relating the troubled life of a 'tween in school, but came nowhere close to being on the same level. I was disappointed.

Steve Zahn was just bizarre as the father. Not really funny--just strange. Some of the situations were very promising, but the comic potential was not fully realized. Through about the first hour, I smiled occasionally. But then I thought the film was really going to take off, with the scene about auditions for The Wizard of Oz. But that potential just fizzled out.

I am wondering if the film was directed solely toward pre-adolescents. Maybe they would think this film is hilarious. I found it to be pleasant, but not something I would recommend to anyone, and it's not really a film I'd care to see again.


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