Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Review

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Now a teenager with time on his hands, Greg Heffley (Gordon) comes up with a plan to pretend he's scored a job at the smart local country club to impress gun tennis player Holly (List). Trouble awaits.


Third in the family-friendly series from author Jeff Kinney. Adolescent Greg (Zachary Gordon) is looking forward to a summer of computer games but his father (Steve Zahn) has different ideas, enforcing wilderness weekends and internships. Desperate to elude him and impress tennis ace Holly (Peyton List), Greg fakes a job at the local country club and gets into mischief with his slacker brother Rodrick (Devon Bostick). It’s hardly a compelling narrative, but performances are fun and this series still has a firm handle on the divide between kids and parents, without dehumanising either.

Greg avoids the curse of the three in the third outing for the Wimpy Kid. Hardly groundbreaking but plenty of fun for its target audience.