Hapless preteen Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) endures bullies, swirlies, morons, and wedgies while navigating the treacherous world of middle school and recording his traumas in his personal journal in this family-oriented comedy inspired by author Jeff Kinney's best-selling series of illustrated novels. Try as he might, Greg just can't understand who thought it was a good idea to place kids who haven't even hit their first growth spurt in the same school as kids who get a five-o’clock shadow by lunch time. Realizing that he'll have to get creative if he hopes to survive until high school, Greg concocts a series of get-cool-quick schemes that all go hopelessly awry. Despite the fact that he's viewed as a dork by his peers, Greg never loses hope that someday, when all is said and done, he'll be able to look back on his middle school experiences and laugh. Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris co-star in this comedy from Hotel for Dogs director Thor Freudenthal.~Jason Buchanan
Our daughter lived reading the books and enjoyed the movies.
This review is from Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 6 months when reviewed.
My kids love this movie they keep watching it again and again. Jokes are not crude but appropriate for grade school kids or younger. There are good lessons to learn. Friendship and sticking up for your friend is one of them.
This file is fantastic! The actors in the original series of the Diary of the Wimpy Kid movie fantastic are the best! You really fall in love with these characters and their stories. I wish they made more of these movies in the franchise. The new cast was good. The original was great!