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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third film in this series of films based on the hit novels by Jeff Kinney. It is based on the third and fourth books of the series, titled Dog Days and The Last Straw.

The story is much like the previous Diary of a Wimpy Kid books/films, with Greg being all wimpy and incapable of talking to chicks n’ such. This time school is out, so he has to figure out what to do over the summer.

Basically, Greg is a little wiener kid, and he complains about everything. When summer begins, he thinks he can go to the local country club, but he gets kicked out for whining. Then, when he thinks he’s going on a trip with his folks, it turns out they can’t because of money problems, so they go to the public pool, which has horribly hairy men in the showers and isn’t up to this little wiener’s standards.

JUST PUNCH HIM. Anyways, Greg has a jerk big brother, nerdy best friend and a crush on the pretty girl. Sounds like life.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days will follow up last year’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules with the same director, David Bowers, and Gabe Sachs yet agains writing the screenplay based on Jeff Kinney’s novels.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Trailer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Release Date

August 3, 2012.


Who’s In It?

  Steve Zahn … Frank Heffley
  Peyton List … Holly Hills
  Rachael Harris … Susan Heffley
  Zachary Gordon … Greg Heffley
  Devon Bostick … Rodrick Heffley
  Anne Openshaw … Mrs. Warren
  Karan Brar … Chirag Gupta
  Robert Capron … Rowley Jefferson
  Grayson Russell … Fregley
  Laine MacNeil … Patty Farrell
  Melissa Roxburgh … Heather Hills
  Jared Abrahamson … Tim Warren
  Emily Holmes … Hilary Hills
  Elise Gatien … Madison
  Amy Esterle … Country Club Staff
  Connor Fielding … Manny Heffley
  Owen Fielding … Manny Heffley
  Dalila Bela … Little Girl
  Kevin James … Country Club Worker
  Nicole Fraissinet … Julie
  Melody B. Choi
  Reese Alexander … Policeman
  Keith MacKechnie … The Cooking Man
  Tom Stevens … Lenwood Heath

What’s Good About It?

The series has been successful so far for showing a humorous and charming look at what it’s like to be the dorky kid who just wants to be cool. I see no reason why the formula will change here.

What’s Bad About It?

I’m under the impression that they’re combining books now because the studio/producers want to finish the series before star Zachary Gordon gets too old to play Greg. It’s always good when films are rushed through production. Oh, wait. It’s not.

Our Clever Prediction

I see Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days doing reasonably well, especially as the first two did well enough. I think they make these for next to nothing, so it’s basically Steve Zahn’s forty dollar paycheck, then everyone else works to pad their resume. Just a guess.