Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Unlike its bestselling source material, Diary of a Wimpy Kid fails to place a likable protagonist at the center of its middle-school humor -- and its underlying message is drowned out as a result.

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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 & Crew

Zachary Gordon
Greg Heffley
Robert Capron
Rowley Jefferson
Rachael Harris
Susan Heffley
Devon Bostick
Rodrick Heffley
Steve Zahn
Frank Heffley
Connor Fielding
Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding
Manny Heffley
Karan Brar
Chirag Gupta
Jeff Filgo
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Jackie Filgo
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Gabe Sachs
Screenwriter
Jeff Judah
Screenwriter
Jeff Kinney
Executive Producer
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Brent Thomas
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  • Jan 17, 2015
    It has a pretty nice life lesson but I don't think it's any more than a mediocre children's movie.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2012
    Adapted from the bestselling books, 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' hits all the right notes in something which utterly is for all of the family. Starring the excellent Zachary Gordon in his first major role as the central protagonist Greg Heffley, 'Wimpy Kid' tells the story of a wimpy dork, who through the use of his diary, which he repeatedly tells people is a journal, tells us of his first days in middle school in the US. Its witty and clever direction is impressive, especially when the crew are working with one of the three golden don'ts of cinema, children. All of the children act well, especially supporting best friend Robert Capron and older brother Devon Bostick. As well as wonderful, although short, performances from Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn, Thor Freudenthal brings together a nice set of characters. The script and story itself is just a collection of stories in his first year at the school, but they are linked together nicely through the story of his friendship with embarrassing but lovely best friend Rowley. For kids the film has plenty of gags, which parents will enjoy too. But the very nature of the film, and the fact that Greg Heffley is a child who believes he knows everything will appeal to parents and older kids, such a myself, as well. It's a mickey take, and the protagonist doesn't have to be liked or loved. Instead, as we walk with the character through his first year, we learn to love him. The theme of the whole story isn't produced in a grand spectacle, but isn't done terribly either. It's nothing special on that front, but the cross-audience appeal and wide selection of funny moments, topped off with the book's style animation makes 'Wimpy Kid' an appealing, but unlikely treat.
    Adam K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2012
    Please, no booger jokes, that's just disgusting and not funny. But seriously, this movie is pretty bad. Some books just don't translate well to screen. If you are looking for bad acting, unfunny jokes, and a boring plot, check this movie out.
    Eric S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    This movie is a complete throwback for me. It reminds me of movies like "The Sandlot"(without the baseball), in that it shows the world perfectly through the eyes of a kid. Here Grey Heffley(Zachary Gordon) starts middle school, and he wants to be the most popular kid in the school. Well, he's little, has a dorky best friend Rawley(Robert Capron), and an evil older brother Rodrick(Devin Bostick). This is 100% for the entire family, as kids are going to laugh at the gags, and parents will laugh because it's a great trip down memory lane. All the performances are perfect, especially Rawley. The whole Zoo-i-mama bit is fantastic. The parents are awesome also as Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris do a wonderful job at the whole "dorky parents" routine. This is a movie I know my son is going to grow up loving, and will eventually pass on to his kids. If you haven't watched it, you should definitely go pick this up, you won't regret it at all.
    Everett J Super Reviewer

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