In this sequel to 2010's surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. (Kinney's Wimpy Kid" series has thus far sold 42 million books.) As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother - and chief tormentor - Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
They've wimped out.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 03.24.2011
None of it amounts to belly-aching laughs, but Rodrick clicks in much the way A Christmas Story became a cult hit, by viewing the world through the eyes of an ordinary kid.Scott Bowles, USA Today, 03.24.2011
For the most part this is a collection of set pieces that movies have served up many, many times before.Linda Holmes, NPR, 03.24.2011
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series might more aptly be titled Diary of a Wimpy Family.. The film sequel is more engaging than the original was because it spends more time at home.Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail, 03.25.2011