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School's out and Greg is looking forward to enjoying the best summer of all time. But when his dad decides that some father-son bonding is in order, Greg must do everything he can to keep him from ruining his vacation. So he hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club - but even that fails to keep Greg away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.
Comedy - Like the the previous two films in the series, this is a family
comedy based on the book series of the same name, aimed at pre- and
early teens, particularly boys. Unlike the second film, this film
focuses back on regular hero Greg and not his older brother. There
is some mildly crude humor, but on the whole this is safe viewing for
PROFANITY: None. SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting partial male rear nudity. VIOLENCE: Falls and hits played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None. ACTION: A brief war combat scene. COMEDY: Wisecracks and banter; cute kid and dog humor; toilet gags.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average It all makes for goofy fun, and physical comedy that will have parents rolling their eyes.
Washington PostFull Review Good The 'Wimpy' kid residing in all of us should find ample heart, hearty laughs and heaping helpings of wholesome humiliation in 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,' the third chapter in what has become a winning, family-friendly film franchise.
NY PostFull Review Poor I'd call "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" harmless if it weren't for some totally unnecessary gay-panic jokes that could actually encourage bullying.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 41 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: They LOVED "DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS." Half gave it their highest rating.
TEENS:Of the two males, one enjoyed it and one was disappointed. No females.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Of the two females, one enjoyed it very much and one rated it average. No males.
ADULTS:Three of the four males enjoyed "Dog Days" very much. The fourth one rated it average. About a quarter of the females loved it, half enjoyed it very much and the last quarter rated it average. These are actually great reviews for this type of movie from adults. This is a movie the whole family can see together and everyone will likely enjoy it.