6.2/10
35,846
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
2,251 ( 138)
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:

I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons 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

The casting crew needed a young boy to play the role of Manny Heffley. Instead, they found two boys to be the perfect Manny. 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

Frank Heffley: I think Dorothy deserved it.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME
Written by Caleb Turman, Austin Bello, Jonathan Cook, Kent Garrison,
Kyle Burns, Marc Stewart and Shep Goodman
Performed by Forever the Sickest Kids
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Delightful
21 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

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!


78 of 112 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

Who's Your Celebrity Counterpart?

"The IMDb Show" finds out who your celebrity doppelgangers are. Plus, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz recounts the moment his movie was mistakenly awarded an Oscar.

Watch now