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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Steve Zahn
Zachary Gordon
Devon Bostick.
Directors
David Bowers.
Screenwriters
Gabe Sachs.
Running Time
94 minutes

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
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Plot
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.


Review
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
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.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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Slight improvement on the first two

TBH the first film in the franchise was fairly hideous and seemed to be suitable only for people below the age of 8. Now the characters and film itself has matured slightly and the appeal is more general. There are some inspired moments such as when the two lads are on the Cranium shaker and look genuinely petrified. It is let down at the end by somewhat lazy narrative but not the disaster I was expecting from a film well outside my demographic. ... More

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