Diary of a Wimpy Kid

March 19th, 2010


Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Still of Grayson Russell, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron in Diary of a Wimpy KidStill of Grayson Russell, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron in Diary of a Wimpy KidStill of Chloë Grace Moretz, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron in Diary of a Wimpy KidStill of Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron in Diary of a Wimpy KidStill of Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Karan Brar in Diary of a Wimpy KidZachary Gordon, Jeff Kinney and Robert Capron in Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth grade student.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.1/10 (11,712 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary.

Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo

Zachary Gordon - Greg Heffley
Robert Capron - Rowley Jefferson
Rachael Harris - Susan Heffley
Steve Zahn - Frank Heffley
Connor Fielding - Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding - Manny Heffley
Devon Bostick - Rodrick Heffley
Chloë Grace Moretz - Angie Steadman
Karan Brar - Chirag Gupta
Grayson Russell - Fregley
Laine MacNeil - Patty Farrell
Alex Ferris - Collin
Andrew McNee - Coach Malone
Belita Moreno - Mrs. Norton
Rob LaBelle - Mr. Winsky

Taglines: How to be cool


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 19 March 2010

Filming Locations: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Opening Weekend: $22,126,166 (USA) (21 March 2010) (3077 Screens)

Gross: $64,001,297 (USA) (15 August 2010)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Argentina:

Did You Know?

Fregley's Halloween costume was a cross between a donkey and a unicorn.

Continuity: In the scene where Greg and Rowley are walking the kindergartners, Pete Hosey and his friend drive by, slowly looking at them all standing in a line. In the next scene when Greg and Rowley are laughing about not getting caught, the kindergartners are in a different order.

Rowley Jefferson: [last lines] Zoo-Wee-Mama!

User Review


Rating: 10/10

I haven't seen a film like this in ages, I can't even compare it to another. Fun for the kids and adults too. A kid starts middle school, making the transition from grade school and this film nicely deals with that chapter in a kid's life. The "cool" older brother who lives to antagonize you, the "yukky" baby brother who embarrasses you, the nerdy friend who makes you look bad, they're all there. Who can NOT relate? The direction is perfect, the film is paced properly and exactly.

Some really fantastic performances from these child actors and a storyline everyone can relate to. No foul language or sexual situations... wow! We went with two 8 year olds and a ten year old and they all loved it. For once, a film for everyone!


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