Thursday, August 05, 2010

Diary of A Wimpy Kid Hit Shelves Yesterday! DVD Review by Me

Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Blu-ray and DVD was released yesterday. If you don’t know much about the movie it follows the life of pre-teen Greg Heffley through his trials and tabulations of life in junior high school. We can all relate to Greg Heffeley’s character because we know what it’s like being an adolescent trying to navigate our way through the social etiquettes of junior high.

I was given the opportunity to review Diary of A Wimpy Kid based on the best selling book by Jeff Kinney.

All the 8-12 kids in my little part of the world loved the book and while I never read it, knew a little about it. My husband was working late so I popped in the DVD last night and sat down to watch what I expected would be a OK movie. 

We meet Greg Heffley played by Zachary Gordon about to enter middle school. His obnoxious older brother rushes in his room to wake him telling him he is going to be late for his first day of school. Greg races around trying to get ready and then realizes that it is the middle of the night. This sets up the life of Greg.

Greg wants to enter middle school and become a class favorite only to experience "Murphy's Law" every time he turns around. His friends embarrass him, he just cannot catch a break! Trying his hand at wrestling and being beat by a girl doesn't help his popularity either.

Things get more complicated as he and his "embarrassing" best friend part ways due to him trying to push himself further up the popularity ladder, he realizes that life wasn't really that bad after all.

What I Can Tell You:
  • The story is cute. I love stories based on friendship whether they are kids or adults. 
  • The actors are cute but not overly cheesy. 
  • The movie is something we can all relate to. Middle school is one of the scariest times of our lives.
  • Secondary character newspaper report Angie should have more screen time. 
  • I just had to Facebook "cheese touch" last night while watching. So funny!
  • Great movie for kids age, 6-14 and parents will love it as well. Very much like The Wonder Years and Freaks and Geeks.
  • My favorite parts were the comic book drawings included in the movie. Very Cute.
  • In the end, schoolyard dweebes triumph over the cool kids. What's not to like?
  • And.....Zoo Wee Mama to everyone reading!

To Buy Diary of A Wimpy Kid on DVD

To Buy Diary of A Wimpy Kid the Book

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary DVD courtesy from 20th Century Fox.


  1. Fab! I haven't had the chance at the book, but do have the film. I'm sure the kiddies will love it, they're in the right age range.

  2. lol-great pictures from the movie! Can't wait to see this one.


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