Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • PG
  • 1h 33m
  • 2010
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Based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book, this family film chronicles the adventures of Greg, as he faces the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid's life: middle school.
© 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, WIMPY KID and Greg Heffley image are trademarks of Wimpy Kid, Inc.Illustrations are Copyright 2010 Wimpy Kid, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten52%
Critics Consensus: 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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Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

June 22, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Philippa Hawker
Fresh

Conveys, in a good-humoured, sharply observed way, the small, painful cruelties and unpredictable...

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Fresh

The film retains much of the original humour, some of it well executed. It's reasonably faithful t...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

[A] sappy and superficial adaptation...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an adaptation of Jeff Kinney's best-selling series full of tween-friendly jokes and mischief. There are no full-blown swear words, but the dialogue includes a lot of insults like "moron," "idiot," "tool," "stupid" and the like, as well as the standard substitute for stronger words, "freakin'." Parents sensitive to scatological humor, beware! There are several jokes about boogers and farts, a few shots featuring kids on toilets (the middle-school boysroom has no doors on its stalls), and in one scene, the protagonist accidentally pees on his brother. While there's no frightening violence, there is a running theme about three older bullies who menace the main characters, and there's a girl who beats up a boy in front of the entire school. A rebellious seeming teen brother wears eyeliner, is in a garage band, and is caught with a naughty magazine (the cover only shows a woman in a bikini).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:March 19, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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