Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Cute, funny, and perfect family entertainment describes the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid sequel, Rodrick Rules. Picking a movie that the whole family can enjoy can be a difficult task, especially when you have children of different age groups. This weekend my sister Sue and her brood joined me and my children on a family outing to the theater. There were five kids in all, ages ranging from 2 to 11. The story of Rodrick Rules, although stereotypical and fairly predictable, was the perfect fit. In the movie, Wimpy Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), now in seventh grade, thinks he has mastered middle school and gotten rid of the Cheese Touch. However, Greg’s older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick), is determined to deflate his new confidence. The perfect opportunity arises when their mother (Rachael Harris) tries to force the boys to bond. We are taken on a wild ride to an unauthorized house party, the cover-up, a nursing home visit to grandpa gone awry, and to a community talent contest. In the end, the two boys learn that staying together as brothers transcends what you feel at the moment. It’s about always having each other’s back. Rodrick Rules has some mildly rude humor, but it is good family entertainment. Even my two year old nephew was singing “Loded Diaper” after the show. The sequel gets a 4 out 5 rating from this picky mom.