Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Animated book adaptation has bullying, some gross humor.

PG 2021 56 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 11+

Same old gender tropes I am sick of…

Disappointed with the strict gender roles and bullying. Too much about boys needing to be “girl crazy.” ENOUGH! I am so sick of normalizing boys behavior towards girls and violence and pranks reinforcing “boys will be boys.” No thanks!

This title has:

Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Avoid it

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.

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