Our kids are huge fans of the Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney. They own and have read every book. Jeremy was a great sport on his birthday and decided that we should see this movie as a family.
The kids thought this movie was great. They love seeing their familiar characters come to life on screen. Jeremy and I are Steve Zahn fans and he rocks the dad role. He's hilarious in a velour lime green polo. My favorite character is Greg's best friend, Rowley. He is the most secure, well adjusted, loveable kid. His best line in the movie: [Talking about Greg's love interest] "Wow. She is pretty. Almost as pretty as my mom!" Gotta love that boy!
Watch out for a a laugh out loud chocolate candy bar stain (ew!) and a most uncomfortable tighty whitey chase scene.
After this movie you will ask yourself: "Would I loan eyeliner to my teenage boy if he asked to borrow it?"
DO NOT go see this movie if you are looking for a "thinker" movie with action packed scenes and a great twist at the end.
DO go see this movie if you are looking to be entertained, by light (mostly bathroom) humor, and a family oriented plot.
We give this movie 4 exploding diapers out of 5.
Watch the trailer if you haven't seen it yet: