Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Mildly amusing story of an ordinary (but yes, quite wimpy) kid aiming for yearbook popularity at the end of his first year in middle school. Greg is 11, as yet suspicious of girls, and negotiating the transition to adolescence. You don’t come over to “play”, he tells his even-more-uncool friend Rowley, you come over to “hang out”. Rowley still has tassels on his handlebars. It’s familiar coming-of-age ground and is resolutely OK, but I doubt it (and the sequel due next year) would have been made if not for the best-selling illustrated book series on which it’s based. 6/10

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