A youngster (played by Zachary Gordon) tries to navigate middle school with his brains and the support of friends who also feel like outcasts in this enjoyable adaptation of Jeff Kinney's popular book.
The young hero documents his experiences in the title diary, but director Thor Freudenthal ("Hotel for Dogs") plays them out in a manner that should amuse all ages; Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris ("The Hangover") head the adult portion of the cast. DVD extras: audio commentary by Freudenthal and screenwriter Gabe Sachs; deleted scenes. *** (PG: V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'
Grayson Russell, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)