Release date: Friday March 19, 2010
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Screenplay: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah
Producer(s): Nina Jacobson, Bradford Simpson
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick, Chloë Grace Moretz, Grayson Russell
Official Site: diaryofawimpykidmovie.com
Rating: PG for For some rude humor and language.
Runtime: 2 hours
Available film art: Diary of A Wimpy Kid movie posters
To Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), 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 peoples’ stupid questions all day.” So was born the Wimpy Kid’s diary.
Based on the best-selling illustrated novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney.