Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is starting middle school, and he is one of the smallest kids in his class. Â He is trying everything he can to fit in, but he is just having a hard time. Â On his first day, he doesn’t use the bathroom because there are no doors on the stalls and he has to eat lunch on the floor. Â His best friend from grade school, Rowley, (Robert Capron) is no help either. Â Rowley does not want to grow up, and says his mother wants him to just be himself, which is not really working for him or Greg. Â GregÂ tries to find an activity that will make him fit in, so he picks wrestling, and he gets beat by the biggest nerd in school and a girl. Â Greg is trying to turn Rowley into a cool kid so they can rule the school together.Greg also has an older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick) who just terrorizes him and a younger brother, Manny (Connor and Owen Fielding) who gets everything he wants. Â This film also starsÂ Rachael Harris and Â Steve Zahn as Greg’s parents. Â As the year goes on, Rowley seems to be finding all the attention that Greg wants, which ends up with them losing their friendship. Â Greg has a a difficult time finding a new friend and realizes how much he misses Rowley. Â Will they become friends again? Â Will Greg make it in the yearbook?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is based on the novel series written by Jeff Kinney. Â I know that a lot of students 3-5 grade in my school where I teach at love this series, so I thought I would see what all the hype was about. Â Even though I didn’t read the novels, I thought the movie was cute. Â I think a lot of younger kids would like this film with all of its silly scenes, like being chased during trick or treating and throwing apples to ruin a school play. Â I would not say that this film has been one of my favorite kids’ films, but I think most kids between the ages of 6 and 10 will enjoy it.