Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days
During his summer vacation, “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club. This still fails to keep him away from the season’s dog days which includes embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.
The movie stars Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, and Steve Zahn. It is released into theaters today, August 3rd, and we were recently given the chance to watch an advanced screening. It was the first time the whole family… yes… all 7 of us… went to a movie together so we had a great time! It was fun being able to hear each child’s perspective on the movie since they are all different ages. Therefore, from the mouth of babe’s here is our review of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days.
Through the eyes of a 6 year old Princess: “There were a few scary parts but I liked that it was all about swimming and summer. It was funny and I liked it!”
From the mouth of an 8 year old tomboy: “It was funny! Hilarious too. My favorite part was when Greg’s pants got stuck on the diving board at the swimming pool. I also liked listening to Roderick sing “Baby” at Heather’s Sweet 16.”
A 15 year old teenage boy has his say: “It was so awkward… not the movie just the poor guy’s life. He is always in trouble and trying to find his way out. He was even that way in the other movies. I really liked it though.”
You can’t stop a 16 year old girl from adding her opinion: “It was a super cute movie that I enjoyed being able to watch with my younger sisters. I laughed at several places and could totally feel Greg’s pain in several parts of the movie.”
How we, the parents, felt about the movie: “The story line was great and we could completely relate to Greg’s dad. Summer for us, as parents, means getting the kids out and moving, whereas the kids believe it means videos and sleeping. The movie was great and we laughed through a lot of it. There were a couple of times when I cringed because of the scene and the fact that my two little girls were in the theater. And they were not horrific… no bad words or body parts… just surprised when they came about. But, the kids loved the movie and laughed hysterically. All 4 of the older ones sat and watched the movie from beginning to end not wanting to miss a part. It was actually a good, clean family film for the most part and we are looking forward to watching it again.”