Diary of a Wimpy Kid
We either knew one, or we were one, or are afraid we’ll be on – the quintessential wimpy kid who has graduated from elementary school only to have to navigate the halls of middle school – dorky best friend, resident bully, and all.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the screen adaptation of the book with the same name. And if you’ve read the book, you won’t be disappointed with the movie, which follows the book’s story carefully, making the film a joy to watch for kids both young and old.
As a wimpy kid, Greg Heffley played fantastically by Zachary Gordon, and his best friend Rowley Jefferson (Robert Capron) try to find ways to become popular in middle school. Their best efforts, including joining the wrestling team and the Safety Patrol squad don’t work. To add insult to injury, Greg’s older brother Roderick is a real jerk and doesn’t help the situation at all.
Greg’s parents, played by Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris, are excellent examples of movie parents who are at once confused, irritated and understanding about Greg’s efforts to carve out a place for himself, both in his family and at school.
In an effort to help Greg relax about his situation as an unpopular wimp, Angie Steadman (Chloe Moretz) explains to him that it’s better to stop trying so hard and to sit back and watch everyone else make a fool of themselves in their own lame efforts at popularity. Greg doesn’t take her advice but does manage to get reports published about his antics in the school newspaper (while making a fool of himself).
In the end, the movie pulls Greg’s adventures together to form a message that anyone who has ever been in middle school or is nervous about going to middle school will appreciate and identify with.
Reviewers love Diary of a Wimpy kid, which has its share of immature potty humor. In spite of the occasionally over-the-top gross humor, this movie’s been called “relatable, with an important moral message,” “the perfect family movie” and a “middle school triumph.”
Movie critics have commented that Diary of a Wimpy kid is “fun, funny and affectionate”, “bright, pacey, and often funny” and “…quite funny”. And everyone agrees that you can watch this movie as a family, have a good belly laugh, and feel better about the whole middle school experience that you’ve already been through or that you’ll be going through in the future.
If you have youngsters that have been begging to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid, pop some popcorn, bake some cookies, get out the soda and have a movie night at your house. You can download the film from Video on Demand and watch it without having to rent or buy the DVD. No-fuss and no muss. Give your whole family just what it needs – a good laugh together and experiences that everyone can identify with to bond over.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is loads of fun, being reminiscent of the time when growing up was quite the pain and more often than not a time of being misunderstood. Highly recommended! 24 of 30 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? ...
DIARY OF WIMPY KID SERIES. There are thirteen books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and four additional books: The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Special Cheesiest Edition.