“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
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August 23, 2010
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On August 3rd, 2010, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” on DVD and Blu-ray!  This whimsical adventure, including never-before-seen deleted Diary Pages arrives on “The Cheesiest Edition” Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack and Single Disc DVD.  The movie is based on the best-selling illustrated novel by Jeff Kinney and chronicles the adventures of wisecracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life…middle school.  Convinced it’s the “dumbest idea ever invented,” Heffley considers junior high school a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment of the cafeteria floor, and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties that he must overcome to become popular.  His diary – or “journal” – chronicles his thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would be) schoolyard triumphs.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” originated from a series of online cartoons and exploded onto the pop culture scene when Jeff Kinney’s frst novel was published in 2007.  Selling over 30 million copies in print, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” spent almost three years on The New York Times’ children’s best-seller list and has been translated into 33 languages.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is directed by Thor Freudenthal (“Hotel for Dogs”), produced by Nina Jacobson (“The Game Plan”), and stars Zachary Gordon (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”), Robert Capron (“Bride Wars”), Rachael Harris (“The Hangover”), and Steve Zahn (“Treme”).

The Cheesiest Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features: (Catalog # 2266928)

Disc One

– Greg’s Deleted Diary Pages
– Fregley’s Scavenger Hunt
– Chirag’s Trail of Tears
– Fregley’s Shuffle
– Mom Drops Greg Off at School
– Greg and Rowley Jump Over The Wall
– Mr. Winsky’s Safety Patrol Assignment
– Mom Suggests a Friendship Card
– Greg Meets Fregley’s Mom
– Greg Has The Cheese Touch
– Rowley’s Lost Zoo-Wee Mama Cartoons
– Feature Commentary with director Thor Freudenthal and writer Gabe Sachs

Disc Two

– Digital Copy
 
Single-Disc DVD Special Features (Catalog # 2266919)

– Greg’s Deleted Diary Pages
– Fregley’s Scavenger Hunt
– Chirag’s Trail of Tears
– Fregley’s Shuffle
– Mom Drops Greg Off at School
– Greg and Rowley Jump Over The Wall
– Mr. Winsky’s Safety Patrol Assignment
– Mom Suggests a Friendship Card
– Greg Meets Fregley’s Mom
– Greg Has The Cheese Touch
– Rowley’s Lost Zoo-Wee Mama Cartoons
– Feature Commentary with Director Thor Freudenthal and Writer Gabe Sachs
 
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Street Date:  August 3, 2010
Screen Format:  Widescreen
Audio:  English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital (BD) / English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French Dolby Surround (DVD)
Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin (BD) / English SDH, Spanish (DVD)
U.S. Rating:  PG
Total Run Time:  92 minutes
Closed Captioned:  Yes

MY THOUGHTS

I thought it was a cute movie and definitely very interesting.  There were a lot of funny “middle school” moments in the movie and the actors did a good job in the movie.  I’m glad I had the opportunity to watch it because I hadn’t heard too much about it before. I recommend you check it out when you get a chance!

I received a copy of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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