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Diary of a wimpy kid

(Rob McEwan)

STARRING Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris
WRITTEN BY Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Jeff Judah, & Gabe Sachs
DIRECTED BY Thor Freudenthal

Based on the best-selling book by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid tells the story of a seventh-grader trying to make it out of middle school alive. Greg (Zachary Gordon) goes through seemingly average days of a moronic middle school existence, as seen through the diary (journal!) his mother forces him to keep. A supporting cast of Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris (The Hangover), and Chloe Moretz (the wise-beyond-her-years younger sister from (500) Days of Summer), help to keep him and his fellow pre-pubescent dorks in line. Greg’s observations of the world around him can’t help but make you consider getting rid of middle school all together.