Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • PG
  • 1h 40m
  • 2011
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As he begins seventh grade, "Wimpy Kid" Greg and his older brother - and chief tormentor - Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Moderately witty and acceptably acted, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 isn't much worse than the first installment.
Time Out
Derek Adams

Most of the kids continue to irritate and, for a comedy aimed at youngsters, the laughs are woeful...

June 22, 2017
Richard Roeper.com
Richard Roeper

The physical comedy will have the typical 10-year-old and some grown-ups cackling with glee.

June 22, 2017
MSN Movies
Kathleen Murphy

As portrayed by Zachary Gordon, Greg lacks ... charm and spontaneity ... No real sparks of mischie...

June 22, 2017
Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan

The problem doesn't really lie in the acting but in the writing. There's too much effort expended...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
More of Greg's humorous antics; fun for series fans.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the sequel to 2010's Diary of a Wimpy Kid (based on the hugely popular series of books by Jeff Kinney). It continues the misadventures of Greg, a middle-school kid who tries a little too hard to be popular. There's less scatological humor this time around (except for some bird poop), but there is a scene in which Greg's older brother, Rodrick, throws a wild party while his parents are out; teens drink from anonymous red cups and act crazy, though there's no real mention or implication of alcohol. Other scenes include some shouting, threatening, and bullying, as well as a brief fight. Characters also toss around middle-school insults like "jerk," "loser," and "butt brain." Fans of the original movie will find more to enjoy here, although there's less Rowley in this installment.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:March 25, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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