Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a must see film this year – especially if you are any member of a family. Full of laughs and life’s modern age problems – the journey to Meemaw’s 90th Birthday will certain strike a chord with everyone. Bringing the book of the same name to life.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Film Review

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Plot

Susan Heffley decides that a road trip to get to Meemaw’s party would mean quality time spent as a family and do them all some good. Once they finally manage to work out a solution to get everything they need for their journeys then she announces that it should be technology-free and asked for all their devices! Feeling like a bad mother for how much time everyone spends on screens had been further fuelled by the discovery that Rowley’s mother is really strict and only lets him have an hour a WEEK! What could possibly go wrong on a trip that lasts days with no-technology right? Well there is the little matter of Greg not wanting to be famous for being known as Diaper-Hands any more so diverts the road trip to a Gaming Conference to meet YouTube sensation Mac Digby – for one! Of course that isn’t the only thing that goes wrong in a whole catalogue of comedy errors.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Film Review

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Review

My family and I just absolutely loved The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. I love how the book was brought to life – with the intro showing each of the characters is their drawn form changing into the actors (and actress). It was full of so many laughs (my favourite and most grossest part of the film was probably when Roderick eats too many deep-fried butters and then is sick on a fairground ride – I won’t spoil the funniest bit about that scene though!

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is great as a stand-alone movie – you do not need to have any previous Wimpy Kid knowledge or read the book. But likewise although the film isn’t exactly like the book it was still very good. In fact I think it helped that my 8-year-old knew what was happening later to stop him getting upset (I won’t spoil what that’s about mind) and he had great joy in telling me all the way through how it related to the book (and possibly telling me what was going to happen too!)

I have heard the film compared to the old film National Lampoon’s Vacation – and it is indeed it the old story of the family goes on a Road Trip and some very funny things go wrong – but The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul really brings it right up to date covering the issues that families face today. Each one of the different main characters was spot on (Mother, Father, Teen, Tween, The Friend, Baby and the “other” family). I could certainly see some of each one of my family in the different characters! I also thought that each of the roles were played really well and carried a good message about making time as a family more and being open and honest.

Twentieth Century Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is based on the record-breaking book series and stars Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone. The film is released this Friday 26th May 2017 and available in cinemas Nationwide from this weekend.

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  1. Wanted to take my 6 year old to the movies and it was either this or boss baby. After reading reviews for Boss Baby I knew that was totally inappropriate for a 6 year old. So I read reviews, then watched the trailer and then watched it with my son to see if he would be interested. He wanted to see it and I am glad we did over the other. Dad and I cracked up more than him! It was so funny and for the most part decent throughout considering what’s out here nowadays . No cursing, some what the hecks or oh my G. A few not so nice things were said and there was some disrespect shown to the parents. Things like talking back, outright disregarding directions, lying and hiding things behind moms back. Dad even got in on a lie at one point to cover his own self which wasn’t setting a good example. No grown up scenes. At one point a picture was shown of a woman in a skimpy suit and the older brother got excited asking if “they” were real. The younger brother assumed his brother was talking about her weapons and discussed those instead. Good focus on the importance of spending time with your loved ones and the negative impact of too much social media.


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