Rating Explanation: for some mild rude humor and mischief.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: It's fast, funny, and effective and will surely entertain younger audiences.
Added DVD Features: Closed Caption; Summer just got cooler with hilarious "My Summer Vacations" shorts!; "My Magick Summer" by Greg Heffley; "My Zoo-Wee Vacation!" by Rowley Jefferson,
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules
In the sequel to the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Greg (Zachary Gordon) and Rowley (Robert Capron) begin seventh grade where Greg falls for a cute new girl
Holly Hills (Peyton List) and renews his attempts to be popular.
Meanwhile, mom (Rachael Harris) has begun writing a newspaper column
about parenting that really embarrasses Greg, while Greg's older brother
Rodrick (Devon Bostick) continues to torment him. When their parents go
out of town for a weekend, Rodrick throws a wild party, and then the brothers must clean up their mess and hide the evidence. This conspiracy
brings them closer as brothers, but what's the most fun is what happens when their parents come home.
The focus in this second film is less on Greg and his best friend Rowley and more on the two brothers - Greg and Rodrick. As with the first film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules seems to actually get what it feels like to be a middle-schooler
with older and/or younger siblings, although this theme will be less
universal than that of the first movie. Overall, this sequel directed by David Bowers ("Astro Boy') is fast,
funny and effective and will probably please fans, though probably less
so than the original.