Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
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Greg has the curse of being a middle child so he is largely ignored by his parents in favor of his younger brother still potty training and his older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick) takes great delight in torturing Greg giving him rules he must follow or suffer the consequences. Incidentally, a sequel is already in the works called "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules." Instead of keeping his head down and getting through these difficulty years, Greg fights the laws of nature in his household becoming a burden to his family and often getting in trouble.
With the situations and the way they are presented, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" feels more like an extended TV show of something like "Malcolm in the Middle" instead of a feature film. It has an amusing way of blending in the stick figure illustrations from the book into the story to represent Greg's visualization of the up and down changes in social status he and his friends experience. Greg tries several tactics to get famous in his school that fail fantastically like joining the wrestling team, auditioning for the school play, and joining safety patrol.Read more ›
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The main character in this film is Greg Heffley, just entering 7th grade with high hopes of rising rapidly to be one of the most popular students. Alas, his dreams seem threatened by his un-cool friend Rowley, and every avenue he tries to gain attention and popularity seems to be thwarted. At first Rowley always seems to be the problem, or perhaps the even more nerdy Fregley, or…or well, ultimately he has to face the fact—HE is the problem. He’s so intent on gaining popularity via superficiality that he has become his own worst enemy—and one lousy friend.
In short this is a charming little film focused on a middle-school crowd (and with action and dialog that parents should not find objectionable). Even better—it does not look for laughs by making the parents seem like idiots. In fact the parents, teachers and other school staff come across as both reasonable and concerned, but unfortunately as with all of us, not able to live kids’ lives for them. So ultimately it’s up to Heffley himself to realize that he’s his own worst enemy. To put it in the more adult terms I once heard a comedian use in his act: you know that horrible blind date you ended up with one time? I realized—I AM that horrible blind date! Other lessons along the way naturally include not putting others down based on appearances, and that the best way to be liked is to genuinely like other people of all types. It imparts all these lessons with plenty of comedy along with the requisite seriousness, so it looks enjoyable to a wide audience. In fact it's unclear to me why its rating is even PG; it seemed more G to me, but regardless it's a film that older kids in particular and their parents may enjoy watching together. I recommend it.
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Another movie the grandson wanted to watch and I enjoyed it too.Published 3 days ago by Jim Mccrossin, Jr.
Diary of a Wimpy kid books and movies are exciting and event-packed. There is almost always something new for Greg and every event is exciting.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great movie, my daughter loves it, I thought it was entertaining.Published 24 days ago by muhktar76
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