Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.

PG 2012 94 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 88 reviews

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age 12+

Gregg is bully

Gregg always bully Rowley, poor chump, not always obvious but Rowley guillable and Gregg take advantage. HE LIES a lot (no one can lay eggs Gregg), not good message for children, or adults too. This movie Gregg does take advantage of Rowley poor father too, he buy too many drinks, try to impress girl, not appropriate. ROWLEY FATHER NOT DESERVE THIS KIND OF TREATMENT.
age 10+

I love it!!! Just one thing

I just love the movie.but the thing, I really hate is, He just sneaks into the country fair. He really doesn't mean to sneak, but due to his brother's aggressive attitude towards him, and threatens, he just sneaks in. But I liked it afterwards, in the scene where he tells his father that he was the master of the plot against , the troop master Stan. It is a great movie!!!!.

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