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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

[6.75/10] Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Short review: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is adapted from the novel by Jeff Kinney of the same name, and it follows the journey of Greg Heffley, a boy who has just entered middle school. The story is a charming, off-beat and hugely entertaining. It covers family relationships, friendships, daily school situations and everything in between, and does so with a simple, excellently-written script. The best part of the movie are undoubtedly the characters. You can easily identify and relate to them without being over done and going over the top. The acting from all the kids involved is incredible. Zachary Gordon is the most impressive as he portrays the protagonist Greg with a combination of selfishness, confusion, honesty and the determined spirit of any real-life kid his age. Despite his occasionally questionable actions, Greg is very likable. Robert Capron as Rowley, and Grayson Russell as the goofy Fregley are both great and bring their characters to life. The to lead boys also have good chemistry as best friends. From its ultra-hilarious opening sequence to its satisfying ending, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is a fast-paced, enjoyable, charming and funny little film, that can be enjoyed by adults as well as kids.

  • My Rating: 6.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 55% (5.8/10)
  • IMDb: 6.1/10

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