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.
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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
Sequels, like younger brothers, often struggle to form their own identity. Happily, this hotly awaited follow-up to last year's hit adaptation of Jeff Kinney's wildly popular Wimpy Kid book series establishes its own charming reason for being.Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News, 03.24.2011