6.2/10
35,819
108 user 108 critic

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 19 March 2010 (USA)
Trailer
1:57 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
The adventures of a 12 year old who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,389 ( 76)
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Connor Fielding ...
Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding ...
Manny Heffley
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Coach Malone
...
...
Mr. Winsky
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Wimp is in! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,126,166, 21 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,003,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,700,498
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rowley's mom is played by Robert Capron's real life mom Kaye Capron. See more »

Goofs

When Greg is confessing to Rowley about scaring the smaller children, the hallway is busy with a woman in red quickly approaching them. A second later, the hall is empty and the woman has vanished. Then she reappears and brushes past Rowley. See more »

Quotes

Fregley: Dear Gregory, I'm very sorry I chased you with a booger on my finger. Here, I put it on this paper so you can get me back.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Diary of a Wimpy Alien: Predator Rules (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

THE POPULAR THING
Written by Ben Thornewill
Performed by Jukebox the Ghost
Courtesy of This Side Up Sounds
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
"Run, don't walk to take your kids to see this"
19 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

My son has been waiting for this movie for months, so as to not disappoint, off we went expecting a lukewarm kiddie movie. NOT THE CASE!!! My husband and I laughed often and loudly. As a elementary physical education teacher, I really enjoyed the take on the middle school coach. It was a charming, off beat and entertaining. It was also especially timely, since my son heads off to middle school next year. I left the theatre and called my other teacher-moms with children that loved this series and told them to run, don't walk to see this. Great story,surprisingly clean and enjoyable. Not your typical kids movie. My son told me as we left the movie that the story didn't exactly follow the books, but as we all know, they never do. The transition from a cartoon book to on-screen real life people was wonderful! This will join our home library when it comes out. And "yes" I do plan on buying my son a shirt with our faces screened on that says "I love my Mommy" for his first day of middle school. Well, only if he gets out of line between now and then ; )


34 of 59 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 108 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page