Director: Thor Freudenthal
Cast: Zachary Gordon (Greg), Robert Capron (Rowley), Rachael Harris (Greg’s mom), Steve Zahn (Greg’s dad), Devon Bostick (Greg’s older brother), Chloë Moretz (Angie), Karan Brar (Chirag Gupta), Grayson Russell (Fregley).
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is based on the homonymous book by Jeff Kinney and talks about the new world that a kid named Greg finds in middle school. Funny and sweet sometimes, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the perfect movie to watch with the family. Here I will tell you more about this film which is not that known, but should be.
Greg Heffley is 11 years old and about to start middle school, something he anxiously looks forward to. He’s also determined to become one of the most popular kids, but this is not easy at all, especially having such an “uncool” best friend as Rowley. The first day at school, they meet a seventh grader called Angie, who works for the school paper and gives them lots of information about how middle school works. Along with Rowley, Greg frantically tries to do whatever it takes to be popular, signing up to any extra activities that could make him appear in the yearbook. But in this desperate attemp, he may forget about those things which are actually important in life.
I find Diary of a Wimpy Kid lovely. In the first place, I really like it when the story is told from the point of view of a kid. It makes everything look so different from what older people’s eyes do. Secondly, the boy who plays the role of Greg, Zachary Gordon, is a terrific actor. And finally, but not less important, the film shows something that always happens when we’re young (and not that young sometimes), which can be sum up in this quote by Angie, the girl from seventh grade:
“One day middle school will end and become high school. And after that, it just becomes life. And all those things you think are important now won’t be anymore.”
She is so right. We sometimes think our problems are the worst of the world and some things are extremely vital, and if we don’t reach them we won’t be able to continue anymore. But then, when times passes by and we grow old, we realize everything we cared in the past was so silly and insignificant. Apart from this, I must say I love Angie’s character, although she’s not essencial in the film. She knows that most of the things the other kids care about are really stupid and she lives her own life in peace, reading her books and going to her “secret place” to be alone for a while. And she’s very cool too.
I think the movie is totally worth seeing. Greg and Rowley’s occurences will definitely make you laugh a lot and have a great time! I just loved it and I thoroughly recommend it. ☻
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– Written by GuadiRC –