Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
This latest in a series of adaptations of Jeff Kinney’s comic books about mopey youngster Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is slightly better than its predecessors – although it’s still the same disjointed fluff about an aloof American middle-class kid with a bunch of hang-ups. This third film centres on Greg’s (Zachary Gordon) desire to spend the summer lazing by a pool with his pal (Robert Capron), his strained relationship with his jovial but awkward father (Steve Zahn) and his hankering after a blonde airhead (Peyton List). Once again Greg’s older, bullying brother (Devon Bostick), provides the only real laughs. Kinney’s graphic novellas are humorously illustrated and perceptive, so it’s a shame that Hollywood felt the need to pander to baser instincts by turning them into a series of live action films that bear little relationship to the world on the page.

By: Derek Adams


Release details

Rated: U
Release date: Friday August 3 2012
Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Bowers
Screenwriter: Gabe Sachs
Cast: Steve Zahn
Devon Bostick
Peyton List
Zachary Gordon

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Agree the review is clearly by someone who doesn't understand the humour of 8yos.... kids thought it was hysterical and it even made me proper laugh a coupleof times

Mean review! Good, clean family fun.....perhaps that's just too boring for Pro reviewers in 2012?