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Still shot from the movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

When school lets out for summer vacation, Greg (Zachary Gordon) is faced with the prospect of long, hot days with nothing to do and nowhere to go. And his plans to just play video games are soon scuttled by his parents (Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 03 Aug 2012
Video Release: 17 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Rated PG?


Violence: A mean-spirited attitude pervades this story with several characters (including adults and teens) bullying others. A child sends out a derogatory email. A girl drives over a boy’s foot. Characters are intentionally hit in the groin during a game.    

Sexual Content: Characters wear swimsuits at a pool. A character makes some mildly suggestive comments to and about a girl. Men shower in a dressing room without any graphic nudity being shown. Some back and limited buttock nudity are seen in the dressing area.

Language: The script contains brief name-calling and some mean remarks.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Other: A character continually lies to his parents, friends and others. Comments are made about urinating in a public pool. A floating diaper is seen in the water. A boy is shown sitting on the toilet.

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