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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Theatrical poster
Directed by Thor Freudenthal
Produced by Nina Jacobson
Bradford Simpson
Ethan Smith
Jeff Kinney (executive)
Written by Jackie Filgo
Jeff Filgo
Jeff Judah
Gabe Sachs
Jeff Kinney (novel)
Starring Zachary Gordon
Robert Capron
Rachael Harris
Steve Zahn
Devon Bostick
Connor and Owen Fielding
Chloë Moretz
Karan Brar
Grayson Russell
Music by Julia Michels
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Studio Color Force
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19)
Running time 120 minutes
Country United States
Language English
.Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a 2010 American live-action/animated film directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on the best-selling first book in the illustrated novel series of the same title by Jeff Kinney.^ Diary of a wimpy kid .
  • marshall’s blog - Vox 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC marshall961.vox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kids have skipped out on sun-filled class breaks to read the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series by Jeff Kinney.
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The movie is rated PG for some rude humor and language.[1][2][3]
.The film stars Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Conner and Owen Fielding, and Chloë Moretz.^ This and that in film news: Steve Zahn joins 'Wimpy Kid;' Carla Gugino goes 'Sucker Punch' - The Screening Log - blogging film HOME NEWS REVIEWS LOGS BOX OFFICE Archives About STARS CONTACT .
  • This and that in film news: Steve Zahn joins 'Wimpy Kid;' Carla Gugino goes 'Sucker Punch' - The Screening Log - blogging film 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.screeninglog.com [Source type: General]

^ And Steve Zahn's enthusiastic about a film he just signed on to star in, Diary of a Wimpy Kid .
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^ Film News: Freudenthal to direct Fox 2000 film -- Steve Zahn will star in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Fox 2000's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's novels, with Thor Freudenthal directing.
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[4]. The film is scheduled for release on March 19, 2010.

Contents

Plot

.A film adaptation of the book, the film chronicles the adventures of middle school student Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) and his best friend Rowley Jefferson (Robert Capron) over the course of an academic year, as told through Greg's journal and hand-drawn cartoons.^ Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama.
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^ The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Fox 2000 will adapt the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid , Jeff Kinney's bestselling series about ordinary middle schooler Greg Heffley.
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^ Two pairs of writers — Jeff Filgo and Jackie Filgo, and Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs — wrote the screenplay about a struggling middle-school student.
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.The two best friends also have to get through some obstacles to get through middle school, such as surviving their weird neighborhood kid Fregley (Grayson Russell), having to wrestle a very tough girl named Patty Farrell (Laine MacNeil), having to play outdoor Phys Ed games without shirts on, avoiding being killed by Greg's older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick), getting very embarrassed by Greg's mother, Susan (Rachael Harris), and, worst of all, trying to avoid getting the infamous cheese touch, which was started by Darren Walsh (Harrison Houde), and Greg would have gotten it if it weren't for Chirag Gupta (Karan Brar).^ It's very dense and tough to get through sometimes.
  • what is a good website to read the book diary of a wimpy kid, online 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man’s diary and hand-drawn cartoons.
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^ Fox 2000's big screen version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will star Zachary Gordon ( National Treasure: Book of Secrets, The Brothers Bloom ) as middle schooler Greg Heffley, according to The Hollywood Reporter .
  • 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' Book 4 in October... and a movie! :: entertainment-news :: Around the Web :: Paste 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.pastemagazine.com [Source type: General]

Cast

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  • Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley, the protagonist and narrator.^ I love this book and I found out that Zachary Gordon is playing the leading role of Greg Heffley in the Movie.
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    ^ UPDATE 8/4: Zachary Gordon was chosen to play the part of Greg.
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    He is bullied by other kids at school and by Rodrick. .He thinks that middle school is the worst idea ever invented.
  • Robert Capron as Rowley Jefferson, Greg's friend.^ For instance, on Halloween, Greg and his best friend, Rowley, take refuge from some high school boys at Greg's grandmother's house; they taunt the bullies, who then T.P. her house.
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    ^ The silly, almost stick-like drawings of the wimpy kid himself, Greg Heffley, his family, friends, neighbors and kids from his middle school are enough to make anyone laugh out loud.
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    ^ Greg keeps a diary of his year of middle school, sketching cartoons of events on every page.

    .He is not as socially awkward as he is in the books, but he does cause some embarrassing moments, such as telling Bryce Anderson that he has a "cute butt".
  • Rachael Harris as Susan Heffley, Greg's mother.^ The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Fox 2000 will adapt the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid , Jeff Kinney's bestselling series about ordinary middle schooler Greg Heffley.
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    ^ I love this book and I found out that Zachary Gordon is playing the leading role of Greg Heffley in the Movie.
    • Ink Splot 26: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie, Starring . . . You? 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC blog.scholastic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The book centers around a middle-school student named Greg Heffley who thinks very highly of himself, but is oblivious to his own imperfections.
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    .Like in the books, she sometimes makes Greg look like a wimp.
  • Steve Zahn as Frank Heffley, Greg's father.
  • Devon Bostick as Rodrick Heffley, Greg's older brother.^ Julia Eccleshare's comment: Take a peek into Greg’s diary and find out the story of his life – and especially about his relationship with his older brother Roderick.
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney - Lovereading 4 Kids - book reviews and free opening extracts 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.lovereading4kids.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ I do hope they look for an unknown to play Greg Heffley .

    ^ Greg Heffley is a wimp whom kids have embraced, which rather surprises author Jeff Kinney of Plainville, Mass.
    • Wimpy Kid is a force to be reckoned with | Lifestyle/Features | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.chron.com [Source type: General]

    .Like his character in the books, his advice is often unhelpful, such as telling Greg not to talk to anyone or sit down next to anyone if he (Greg) is going to be able to survive middle school.^ The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Fox 2000 will adapt the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid , Jeff Kinney's bestselling series about ordinary middle schooler Greg Heffley.
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    ^ Though many movies have been and still are based on best-selling books, it often happens that book-based movies fail to go beyond fans' expectations.
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    ^ I’m really short and I had several middle school students (always boys) who took great pride in standing next to me so they could tower over a teacher.
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    He also calls Rowley on one occasion a "baby hippo".
  • Connor and Owen Fielding as Manny, Greg's annoying little brother.
  • Chloë Moretz as Angie, Greg's classmate.
  • Karan Brar as Chirag Gupta, Greg's friend.
  • Grayson Russell as Fregley, Greg's weird classmate.
  • Alex Ferris as Collin Lee, one of Greg's classmates.
  • Alf Humphreys as Mr. Jefferson
  • Owen Best as Bryce Anderson, the most popular kid in Greg's grade. Also girls say he has a "cute butt" .
  • Jake D. Smith as Archie Kelly, one of Greg's partners in the school play.
  • Andrew McNee as Coach Malone, the Phys. Ed teacher.
  • Rob LaBelle as Mr. Winsky
  • Jennifer Clement as Mrs. Flint
  • Laine MacNeil as Patty Farrell
  • Harrison Houde as Darren Walsh, who is infamous for starting the cheese touch.
  • Belita Moreno as Mrs. Norton, the music teacher for the Wizard of Oz Play.

Production

.The filming of Diary of a Wimpy Kid wrapped up on October 16, 2009, and the film is expected to be released on March 19, 2010;[5] the release date of April 2, 2010 has been earlier reported.^ Diary of a wimpy kid .
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^ "Book diary of a wimpy kid" .
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.It will combine live action with animation[3] and is directed by Thor Freudenthal,[2] with Zachary Gordon starring as Greg.^ MARVEL (Paramount distributing) —Jon Favreau-directed Iron Man 2 , starring Robert Downey Jr. Kenneth Branagh-helmed Thor .
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^ Film News: Freudenthal to direct Fox 2000 film -- Steve Zahn will star in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Fox 2000's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's novels, with Thor Freudenthal directing.
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^ Producers are looking for family movies that feature a family, adapt well to live action or live action with animation, and which can feature big stars.
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[1]
.The official trailer for Wimpy Kid was released on the Internet on January 21, 2010 and was shown in theaters with Tooth Fairy and Alice in Wonderland.^ The Tooth Fairy Fri Jan 29, 2010 .
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^ Mar 21, 2008 Post a comment Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney Post a comment Tags: funny , humor , comedy , book .
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^ Alice in Wonderland Fri Mar 12, 2010 .
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[6] A poster for the film was released shortly after. .Another trailer was shown in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief movie.^ Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan Weeks On Bestseller List: 114 Ages: 9 To 12 Battling mythological monsters.
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[7]
The official Facebook account for Wimpy Kid has uploaded three clips from the film, as of March 1, 2010.[8] More clips can be seen in the video section of Fandango.com

Reception

Critical reception

.So far, the film has received mixed reviews from critics.^ As far as I know, the film doesn’t yet have distribution, but I’m sure if the film gets good reviews at the festival, someone will pick it up.
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.It currently holds a "Rotten" rating of 46% on the film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 26 reviews.^ Film Journal International Variety's Oscar Central Entertainment Weekly Rotten Tomatoes Variety Hollywood Reporter .
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.The consensus given is "Unlike its bestselling source material, Diary of a Wimpy Kid fails to place a likable protagonist at the center of its middle-school humor -- and its underlying message is drowned out as a result."^ EdwardAddict responded: the diary of a wimpy kid?
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^ "Book diary of a wimpy kid" .
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^ The best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man's diary and hand-drawn cartoons.
  • Twentieth Century Fox Announces Online Casting Call for New Motion Picture Comedy Based on Best-Selling Book DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. | Media & Telecommunications > Movies & Sound Recording from AllBusiness.com 22 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

[9] It also holds a "generally favorable" rating of 64 at Metacritic, based on 12 reviews.[10]

Movie tie-in book

.A tie-in book, written by Kinney, called The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary was published on March 16, 2010, by Amulet Books (an imprint of Abrams Books).^ Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ is a new model for children’s publishing.

^ Diary of a wimpy kid .
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^ Meet Jeff Kinney, author of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.
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.It includes movie stills, storyboards, preliminary concept drawings, and also behind the scenes information to humorously chronicle the making of the movie.^ George Romero was at a film festival recently and showed a very cool behind-the-scenes clip from his latest zombie outing, still called …of the Dead.
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It also includes some new illustrations.[11][12]

Sequel

.Producer Brad Simpson said he anticipates a sequel if the first film is a success.^ Kids' and YA publishing have strong footholds in the top Hollywood films” these days, said Gotham Group manager and producer Eddie Gamarra.
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."Our screenwriters are writing a sequel right now, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, which would be based on the second book, and, you know, we hope that the people would want to see a second movie, that we are in position of going again right away and make another film.^ You know what I really want to do?
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^ "Book diary of a wimpy kid" .
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^ Why do you write books for kids?
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.I certainly know that the fans would like to see all the books made into movies," Simpson said.^ And if I were to see a movie based on the Dark Is Rising books, I'd like it to at least be well-made.
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^ A not so Perfect Getaway Fans may still have quite a bit to look forward to with the new film, “A Perfect Getaway.” David Twohy’s film, “A Perfect Getaway,” may not be all that perfect but it certainly is interesting.
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^ I would really like to read that book by Robin Brande.

[13]

References

  1. ^ a b Breznican, Anthony (September 29, 2009). "First Look: 'Wimpy Kid' actor embraces being 'a likable jerk'". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-09-28-first-look-wimpy-kid_N.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b McNary, Dave (August 3, 2009). "Steve Zahn to star in 'Wimpy Kid'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118006840.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b McCarron, Heather (October 12, 2009). "Nothing 'Wimpy' about local author's success". Milford Daily News. http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x2118273676/Nothing-Wimpy-about-local-authors-success. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  4. ^ Trailer, Cast & Crew of 'Diary of a wimpy Kid'
  5. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=diaryofawimpykid.htm#. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  6. ^ "Diary of A Wimpy Kid Theatrical Trailer". http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810075645/video/17742420. 
  7. ^ Official Wimpy Kid Movie on Facebook (January 2010). "Wimpy Kid Movie Poster". http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3401682&id=261188703422#!/photo.php?pid=3534939&id=261188703422&fbi4648422. 
  8. ^ Official Wimpy Kid Movie on Facebook (January 2010). "Facebook". http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Wimpy-Kid-Movie/261188703422?v=wall&ref=ts#!/pages/Official-Wimpy-Kid-Movie/261188703422?v=wall&ref=ts. 
  9. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid/
  10. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/diaryofawimpykid
  11. ^ "Jeff Kinney to make The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary". http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jeff-Kinney-to-Write-and-bw-2885089598.html?x=0&.v=1. 
  12. ^ The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, Book Details
  13. ^ Nemiroff, Perri (March 10, 2010). "Writers Already Penning Wimpy Kid 2:Rodrick Rules". ComingSoon.net. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=64075. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 

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