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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

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Manny Heffley
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Patty Farrell
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Grandpa
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Ben Segal
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Coach Malone
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Storyline

Greg and Rodrick don't get along, and his parents are fully aware of that. In order to help them get along, Greg's mother introduces Mom Bucks, which rewards them for getting along. But Rodrick isn't the only problem. He has to deal with any conflicts involving Holly Hills, as well as other embarrassing situations. Will Greg and Rodrick get along? Written by gamergcfan

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sequel | diary | boy | brother | school | See All (26) »

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Welcome to the next grade

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mischief | See all certifications »

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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Rodrick regerar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,751,502, 27 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,698,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,417,394
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The game "Gut Busters" played by the boys and their grandpa in the retirement community scene was invented by the writer of the series Jeff Kinney. Each card for the board game read a different corny joke. See more »

Goofs

In the previous movie, Greg gives Rowley the Cheese Touch, and it's passed on to Patty when she hugs Rowley. In this movie, Greg and Rowley claim Rowley passed on the Touch to the new kid in school. See more »

Quotes

Greg Heffley: [narrating] On weekends, I try to stay as far away from my brothers as possible. But on Sunday morning, I have no choice.
[Greg and his family step out of the car once they arrived at the church]
Manny Heffley: Poopy!
Greg Heffley: Huh?
[Greg looks down at his pants]
Susan Heffley: [offscreen] Greg! It looks like he has a candy bar on there.
[camera points to candy bar on the car seat]
Greg Heffley: Manny!
[Rodrick puts candy wrapper in his pocket]
Susan Heffley: Frank, you're gonna have to do something.
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Crazy Credits

The animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version, then pans down. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Diary of a Wimpy Alien: Predator Rules (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Electric
Written by Joachim Rygg and Abdul Nasser Saleh
Performed by The DNC featuring Ms. Amani
Courtesy of Position Music /Recurrent Records
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Extremely enjoyable sequel
31 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

After I saw the first installment a couple days ago, I was looking forward to the sequel, and I'm glad I did. Does Rodrick rule? Sort of. But he's not exactly made out to be the whole show here. With a movie this entertaining, its predictability is the least of its problems. In fact, its not a bad thing at all. Like I said, the movie is a bit predictable. Needless to say, the party sequence is, of course, more predictable than anything else. The movie just wants to entertain, tell a worthy story, and it never gets old. So, with a movie this good, its flaws don't matter in the slightest. So I hope there are more sequels to come.

*** out of ****


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