Diary of a Wimpy KidMarch 19, 2010
Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth grade student.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 6.1/10 (11,712 voted)
Critic's Score: 56/100
Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris
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.
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
Chloë Grace Moretz
How to be cool
Release Date: 19 March 2010
Filming Locations: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Opening Weekend: $22,126,166
(21 March 2010)
(15 August 2010)
Did You Know?
Fregley's Halloween costume was a cross between a donkey and a unicorn.
In the scene where Greg and Rowley are walking the kindergartners, Pete Hosey and his friend drive by, slowly looking at them all standing in a line. In the next scene when Greg and Rowley are laughing about not getting caught, the kindergartners are in a different order.
I haven't seen a film like this in ages, I can't even compare it to
another. Fun for the kids and adults too. A kid starts middle school,
making the transition from grade school and this film nicely deals with
that chapter in a kid's life. The "cool" older brother who lives to
antagonize you, the "yukky" baby brother who embarrasses you, the nerdy
friend who makes you look bad, they're all there. Who can NOT relate?
The direction is perfect, the film is paced properly and exactly.
Some really fantastic performances from these child actors and a
storyline everyone can relate to. No foul language or sexual
situations… wow! We went with two 8 year olds and a ten year old and
they all loved it. For once, a film for everyone!