Movie Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ~ Giggly Potty Humour

I think you’ll like this movie, but it really depends.

Do you like potty humor?
Do you want to bust a gut when you see someone sitting on the toilet talking to their dog? OR toddler’s playing in urinals? What about when they lose their trunks on the diving board and have to tread water while talking to the girl they love who doesn’t love them but is oblivious to the fact that they’re naked?


Sound funny?
Then this movie is for you.

Seventh Grader, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is back in the third movie installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days based on the books by Jeff Kinney.  And it’s SUMMERTIME!!!!

Poor pitiful Greg is super hype of the prospects of spending his summer vacation in a video game stupor for the entire summer. Unfortunately Greg’s parents have other ideas.

His mother creates a book club in which she enlists Greg and his typical cast of friends to read the likes of Little Women and other Teenage boy favorites. His father (Steve Zahn) gruffly moans and groans while wishing that his sons would be more like the obnoxious athletic neighbors.

The entire movie ventures through Greg’s shenanigans as he moves through the aquatic frenzy of the local municipal pool, the plush and leisurely luxuries of a lavish country club, every kid’s dream amusement park,  and to a wild camping trip outside of the familiar comforts of suburbia. The back drop for his frolics prove to be ridiculous, hilarious and definitely something that we all can relate too.

No real life lessons to be learned.
No Hallmark light bulb moments.
His summer didn’t turn out how HE imagined.
But, the chaos that ensued was priceless and the air conditioning in the movie theatre was a nice release.

So go take you family out for a fun night out. A few farts and burps never hurt anybody.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Devon Bostick. Directed by David Bowers
Running time: 94 minutes
Parental guidance: Rated PG for some rude humour
Rating: 4 out of 5

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