Even though I don’t know what it’s like to be a middle school boy like Greg Heffley, I do know what it’s like to be a middle school girl, and it’s AWKWARD. Greg’s life is filled with awkward moments which is why I’m such a fan of these movies. Through all of the embarrassing moments the movies are relatable and funny.
Greg’s family and his childhood best friend, Rowley, are so embarrassing to him and they don’t even realize it, but that’s what makes them so funny to watch. In the second, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, Greg and Rowley make their own “viral” Ke$ha video. If Rowley and Greg were girls, would they have stayed friends? Probably not. Still, a lot of Greg’s awkward experiences are universal, so that’s why I’m dragging my good friend Tom to see the third movie, Dog Days, when it comes out on August 3.
Here’s the trailer: