I’ve never read the books, but I’ve heard good things. So once I remembered this movie was out on DVD, I rented a copy.
The movie stars a kid named Greg, and yes he is very wimpy. Also very stubborn into becoming the most popular kid in school. His family are weirdos, his classmates are generally inhuman monsters, and everything he does turns into disaster.
My favorite character was Rowley, Greg’s best friend. He’s such a goofball, and yet he’s very charming. He provided the most laughs out of the film.
But I think it does a great job in providing a great parody of middle school life. Sure it’s a little corny, but hey that’s what middle school is. Yes, I was a wimpy kid in middle school too.