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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Subjected to peer pressure, bullies and the cruelty of gym class, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) discovers that junior high school can be a rough ride. This movie is based on Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 19 Mar 2010
Video Release: 03 Aug 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rated PG?

The script contains a handful of terms of Deity and several name-calling incidents. A character is harassed by his older brother. Two characters are bullied by older teens on the street and the school grounds. A female character threatens and bullies her classmates. Some students feel humiliated during a gym class and during after school activities. A boy burns his hand on a stove and another character breaks his arm. An older teen tells a story about devil worshipers. A boy is kicked in the groin. Two characters discover a magazine that shows a scantily clad woman. A character fails to tell the truth. Students taunt two boys into fighting. Boys are shown sitting on the toilet at school. A boy accidently urinates on another character after he is startled. A preschooler uses his potty-training toilet at the kitchen table. Other rude jokes include nose picking and flatulence.

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