Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
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It's Not A Diary. It's A Movie.
|Live-action adaptation of jeff kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking junior high school student.|
"Does a great job of being in two places at once: In the head and gangly bodies of kids, and in the hearts of those of us who have survived grades 6-8. Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It's eminently suitable for children, fully inhabiting their world and finding real laughs there without resorting to sentiment, condescension, or snarky in-jokes for the adults. J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
Editor's NoteHapless preteen Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) endures bullies, swirlies, morons, and wedgies while navigating the treacherous world of middle school and recording his traumas in his personal journal in this family-oriented comedy inspired by author Jeff Kinney's best-selling series of illustrated novels. Try as he might, Greg just can't understand who thought it was a good idea to place kids who haven't even hit their first growth spurt in the same school as kids who get a five-o?clock shadow by lunch time. Realizing that he'll have to get creative if he hopes to survive until high school, Greg concocts a series of get-cool-quick schemes that all go hopelessly awry. Despite the fact that he's viewed as a dork by his peers, Greg never loses hope that someday, when all is said and done, he'll be able to look back on his middle school experiences and laugh. Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris co-star in this comedy from HOTEL FOR DOGS director Thor Freudenthal.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - DVD Review
filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/3/2010 5:00 AM
|With all the love for uber-teens like Hannah Montana and the Twilight brood, what's with all the hype over a child who professes himself to be "wimpy?" If you're not familiar with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you simply don't have your thumb on the pulse of the average elementary school child (lucky you). The series of books is fairly new to the kid-lit scene, combining scrawled text with hand-drawn scribbles as it outlines the trials and tribulations of the titular wimp, Greg....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Jeff Kinney - Source Writer|
|Thor Freudenthal - Director|