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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 August 2012 (USA)
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School's out. Summer vacation is on. However, Greg may not have the best summer vacation ever. What could go wrong?

Director:

David Bowers

Writers:

Maya Forbes (screenplay by), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Gordon ... Greg Heffley
Steve Zahn ... Frank Heffley
Robert Capron ... Rowley Jefferson
Devon Bostick ... Rodrick Heffley
Rachael Harris ... Susan Heffley
Peyton List ... Holly Hills
Grayson Russell ... Fregley
Karan Brar ... Chirag Gupta
Laine MacNeil ... Patty Farrell
Connor Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Melissa Roxburgh ... Heather Hills
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Stan Warren
Terence Kelly ... Grandpa Heffley
Bronwen Smith ... Mrs. Jefferson
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Storyline

Summer vacation started, and Greg has his own way to enjoy it with video games. However, his father wants him to go outside and stop playing video games, and his mother has her own plans, including a reading club. In addition, Greg can't get along with his father. The only thing they have in common is the hatred for the Lil Cutie Comics. Things only get worse after the stay at the beachside cabin goes totally wrong. Will anything go right? At least there's Holly Hills. Written by gamergcfan

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Based on the best-selling books. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Usla utsikter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,623,599, 5 August 2012

Gross USA:

$49,008,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,112,176
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first "Wimpy Kid" movie in the series that takes place during summer vacation, meaning, out of the few films made, only the first film and this one take place during the school year. The first film starts with the first day of school and ends with the last day, and 'Rodrick Rules' only takes place during school. See more »

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The characters played by Joshua J. Ballard and Matt Mazur are swapped in the end credits. In fact Ballard was Spag Union Tracking Device Boy and Mazur was Spag Union Math Boy. See more »

Quotes

Spag Union Math Boy: I used to play a lot of video games, I was playing all the time. Sometimes two hours a day.
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Crazy Credits

Just like the original and sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »

Connections

References Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

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A Little Vacation
Written by William Brandt, Walter Brandt and Seven Volpone
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By arrangement with Shoot The Noise
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8 June 2016 | by anaraquel229See all my reviews

There were some funny scenes in the movie. There were however I really didn't like,such as the one when Greg was filmed in the bathroom,I thought that was atrocious and showed no creativity at all nor humor.How can a scene of a kid in the bathroom be funny? The kid you can tell was extremely uncomfortable,totally unacceptable. Very Bad scene. If I would have been him I know I wouldn't have done the scene. I would have quit or told them to change the script if they want me to be in the film or simply not show up at all in that scene !! I also didn't like the scene where the boy lost his pants in the pool,he had to wear a girl's swim wear. That is not funny,humiliates the character and honestly makes him look like bad. When he was in the diving board he slipped and fell badly in the pool,a fall like that can injure you and hurts a lot unless you dive correctly. I know because I use to go regularly in the 80's to a public pool and was taught how to swim and dive to a pool.The character also lied many times,never listened to his parents and let his brother always push him around plus never made an effort to get good grades. His parents don't do anything about his failing grades,the bullying he gets. His dad says he wants to bond with him but never puts discipline on Greg and his brother. His mother doesn't put discipline either,even lets Roderick wear eyeliner to play music,mainly never supervises her kids and lets them do whatever they want. The only good thing about her is that she likes to go to church. The kids in the movie don't focus on been good and on Christian values nor on strength of character. Finally,Greg never was able to overcome his problems and the entire film show no sensitivity toward the bullying issue. I give it a D-, my husband didn't like it either and my sister wouldn't like it. Gordon needs to choose better projects that focus on family and moral values not just do any movie or TV show out there.


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