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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

More of Greg's humorous antics; fun for series fans.

Movie PG 2011 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 46 parent reviews

age 8+

Pretty solid movie

Pretty funny movie. One of the funny parts is when Greg runs in his tighty whities and goes into the ladies room in just his briefs
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

Scary Scenes

My 9 year old son picked it for our family movie night. I made the biggest mistake to let his 5.5 year old sister watch it with us! In the middle of the movie, the two kids were watching a not age appropriate movie before bed and it was a horror movie about two adults entering a dark hall and troubled by a BROKEN FOOT, the foot mysteriously appeared under their duvet etc etc......the playback lasted at least 3-5 mins. My daughter since has refused to sleep by herself....I admit it's my fault to let her watch (as from past experience she is usually ok with a movie aged7 or 9) it but honestly I don't think the scenes were appropriate for a 9 year old either (though my son didn't seem to bother much). I never write reviews about movies so it's my first time. just thought I'd let other parents know if you have a younger kid at home, it's best to avoid this one.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (46):
Kids say (161):

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series gets a new director in David Bowers, but retains continuity with tone and the same funny in-betweens, animated in the style of book author Jeff Kinney's artwork. The scatological stuff seems toned down in this installment, although there's certainly a fair share of embarrassment-related humor.

The focus here is less on Greg and Rowley and more on Greg and his brother Rodrick. As with the previous film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules seems to actually get what it feels like to be a middle-schooler with older and/or younger siblings. Overall, it's fast, funny, and effective and will probably please fans.

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