Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • PG
  • 1h 34m
  • 2012
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Everybody's favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg's dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn't stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse!
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten52%
Critics Consensus: Overly familiar and a bit too reliant on slapstick, the sitcom-like Dog Days fails to improve upon previous installments and will likely appeal to few outside its target audience.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Abby West
Fresh

Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Fresh

For grumpy parents desperate for a few hours of peace, what's not to like?

June 22, 2017
Newsday
Rafer Guzman
Fresh

Old-fashioned and small in scale, the movies sometimes feel like after-school specials from a bygo...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third adaptation in the series of movies based on Jeff Kinney's phenomenally popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Like its two predecessors, it's full of the kind of physical and scatological comedy that tweens love. Language includes standard insults like "loser" and "jerk," and the violence is of the humorous ball-in-the-groin variety, with one potential jump scene when an adult scares kids during a campout. Parents wary of bathroom humor should know there are many jokes about pee, farts, boogers, dog spit, etc. There's a brief glimpse at a boy sitting on the toilet and an extended men's locker room sequence in which a lead character tries to avoid looking at all the fat, hairy, and shirtless men toweling off or taking showers. Overall, the movie (like the book) has a sweet message about father-son bonding and being honest.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:August 3, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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