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movie still from diary of a wimpy kid Failing to attain a much-desired "seat at the (lunch) table", Fregley (Grayson Russell, left), Greg (Zachary Gordon), and Rowley (Robert Capron) are banished to the cafeteria floor. (Photo: Rob McEwan/2010 20th Century Fox Corporation)

Movie Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By Christopher Gathers Campbell | March 17 , 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Rated PG
Opens Nationwide March 19, 2010

Based on the bestselling book of the same name, Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie is about a wisecracking young boy and how he navigates his way through embarrassing situations in middle school. His main obstacle? His best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

Greg Hefley, the main character, is played by Zachary Gordon. The 12-year-old actor was most recently seen in Beverly Hill Chihuahua and The Search for Santa Paws. His best friend Rowley is played by Robert Capron, 12, last seen in Bride Wars. He also stars in the upcoming movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

The cartoony book, written by author Jeff Kinney, and the live action movie follow the same basic plot.

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons," says Greg, the main character. You get the idea.

The characters are realistic and funny. I think kids will have a blast watching the story play out.

I really enjoyed this movie. There are lots of laughs and plenty of scenes straight from the book to keep fans of the series happy.

For more about the movie version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, check out the official website.

Kid Reporter Christopher Campbell attended press day for the opening of the new movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Check out his report on the Scholastic Kids Press Corps blog!


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