With each movie, the franchise becomes better at milking the formula that causes 4th graders to cringe with delight. The story is always the same: Greg Heffley Zachary Gordon suffers through the traumas and indignities of a young boy growing up. Tormented by his older brother, hounded by his younger brother, misunderstood by his parents and teachers, and haunted by Holly Peyton List , the unattainable pretty girl in his class, Greg muddles through one humiliating mishap after another, accompanied by his well-intentioned best friend Rowley Robert Capron. This episode, which is based on the fourth book in the Wimpy Kid series , begins at the close of the school year. Alas, it is not to be. From this premise follows a summer full of catastrophes. Then they try signing him up to learn outdoorsmanship with Wilderness Troop They consider enrolling him at a disciplinary prep school for irresponsible children. In reality, Greg has no job; he spends the summer sneaking into a country club where he tries to impress Holly. This lie will not end well for Greg, yet like all of the Wimpy Kid movies, everything ends on a warm and upbeat note.
Directed by: David Bowers. Not since the Andy Hardy films has there been such a harmless, yet charming family movie series as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films. Greg Heffley, like Andy Hardy, often gets into minor trouble through his pursuits. Based on two of Jeff Kinney's popular books , Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days finds Greg wanting to spend his summer vacation doing nothing more than playing video games. His parents try to get him interested in other things such as reading and joining a scout troop. He finally gets motivated when his friend Rowley invites him to his country club where he discovers that Holly, the girl he likes from school, also spends time. After accidentally offending Rowley's parents, Greg loses the invite so he starts sneaking in, telling his parents he has a summer job at the country club. Greg's older brother Rodrick catches wind of what Greg is doing and joins in. He has an eye for Holly's older stuck up sister Heather. Rodrick's finest moment is when his band Loded Diper, plays at her birthday party.
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With approximately 50 million copies of his "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" graphic novels in circulation, author Jeff Kinney has a loyal following of readers who have outgrown Dr. Seuss but aren't ready for Harry Potter. The arrival of the second live-action "Wimpy Kid" movie will give them and indulgent parents something to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon. For everyone else, the new "Diary" dramedy, which lacks much of the mischievous, subversive appeal of last year's debut film, will be about as much fun as diagramming sentences in eight-grade English class. The antihero of the series is Greg Heffley, a put-upon year-old who sees his life as an unending series of humiliations. He's a bit of a whiner and a jerk, but always shows his human side, and we relate and forgive him because we've all been there. The original film caught the self-pitying humor of the situation, as Greg put on pretentious airs, dumped his oafish, loyal best friend Rowley to impress the cool kids, and cowered before older brother Rodrick, a heavy-metal lunkhead.
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