Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days The franchise's third installment, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days , finds titular wimp Greg (Zachary Gordon) at odds with his father (Steve Zahn)… Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days The franchise's third installment, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days , finds titular wimp Greg (Zachary Gordon) at odds with his father (Steve Zahn)… 2012-08-03 PG PT94M Kids and Family PG Zachary Gordon Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG
SUMMER ADVENTURES Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron try and salvage their summer in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
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SUMMER ADVENTURES Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron try and salvage their summer in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

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Min. Age 7-9 Yrs Old

There's no shortage of gross-out moments here, which kids will appreciate, but there's also heart. And Greg's lying and self-centered behavior are troubling but lessons are clearly learned from the fallout. A.W.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

There's no shortage of gross-out moments here, which kids will appreciate, but there's also heart. And Greg's lying and self-centered behavior are troubling but lessons are clearly learned from the fallout.

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Details Release Date: Aug 03, 2012; Rated: PG; Length: 94 Minutes; Genres: Kids and Family, PG; With: Zachary Gordon; Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The franchise's third installment, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, finds titular wimp Greg (Zachary Gordon) at odds with his father (Steve Zahn) about what constitutes a good summer. For Greg, that would be playing videogames all day, every day. But to keep Dad happy, he pretends to get a job at the country club where the girl he likes and his best friend (Robert Capron) are members. Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters. B+

Originally posted Aug 01, 2012 Published in issue #1219 Aug 10, 2012 Order article reprints
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